Villages

Bracknell is a small, tranquil town set in a beautiful rural landscape under the backdrop of the majestic Great Western Tiers. Originally established to service the needs of the forestry industry, Bracknell is now a service centre for the farming community.

Take a step back in time as you wander through the historic village of with its impressive number of heritage listed buildings - remarkable for a township of its size.

Chudleigh is named after a village in Devon, England. It is a small, pretty village set in beautiful countryside between Mole Creek and Deloraine. Chudleigh's history is bound up with one well-known character, Henry Reed, who had a large property there in 1837.

Tasmania's largest inland town, Deloraine is surrounded by classic 'English-style' countryside of rolling green hills, hedgerows, and working farms, and sits at the foothills of the famous Great Western Tiers, which form the northern edge of the World Heritage Central Plateau region.

Elizabeth Town is a hotspot on the Gourmet Trail, and a favourite stop for commuters traveling between Launceston, Deloraine and Devonport. It is home to great coffee in the valley at ETC, and some of Australia's finest cheeses at the Ashgrove Cheese Farm.

Hadspen is a delightful township on the banks of the South Esk River. It has a mix of modern homes that are popular with young families, and wonderful colonial buildings dating back as far as 1820.

A small village of 150 people, Hagley is located approximately 30 minutes from Launceston and 25 minutes from Deloraine.

Jackeys Marsh is an enclosed mountain valley situated at the base of the most northern edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It has significant natural and cultural heritage values.

Meander is a small rural settlement set amongst some of Tasmania's most beautiful scenery. As you enter Meander from Stocker's Plains you are faced with the imposing rim of the Great Western Tiers - spectacular, especially in winter when the tops are covered in snow.

Mole Creek offers some of the richest and most diverse natural wonders of the Great Western Tiers region. Exploration underground reveals the world-class King Solomons and Marakoopa Caves, a major attraction for visitors. Above ground is equally spectacular with natural gems in the mountains, highland plateau and rainforest country of the World Heritage Area. If wildlife is your thing, there's an abundance of native animals on display at Trowunna Wildlife Park; home of the Devil Education and Research Centre.

The suburb of Prospect Vale is situated on the western perimeter of Launceston in Northern Tasmania. It's the perfect place to start your Great Western Tiers adventure if you are traveling from either Hobart or Launceston.

Westbury is an attractive town renowned for its English country character, unique Village Green and Town Common, hawthorn hedges, historic buildings, and friendly people. It is 30 minutes drive from Launceston and 45 minutes from Devonport.