Towns of the Tiers | Deloraine

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Meander River at Deloraine | © 2020 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

Deloraine is a delightful riverside town with an historic streetscape that is classified by the National Trust.

Set in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers mountain range, Deloraine's resident population of around 3,000 swells by 30,000 when Australia's biggest working Craft Fair comes to town every November. Held over four days, more than 200 exhibitors show everything from kites to candle wicks, kaleidoscopes to fine silkscreen paintings, woodcarvings, lead lights and hand-blown glassware.

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Shop for unique items in Deloraine | © 2014 Chis Crerar. All rights Reserved.

Outside of festival time, arts and crafts still dominate with the town's many local galleries, craft shops and antique stores. Deloraine's streets are lined with Georgian and Victorian buildings and make for a charming morning or afternoon stroll. Check out our Historic Buildings of Deloraine page. The town's excellent bakeries and cafes are also popular local hotspots. Pop in to the Visitor Centre at the top of town to grab a free map that features these tasty attractions.

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Historic town of Deloraine | © 2020 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

Be delighted by the unique sculptures lining the main street, Emu Bay Road. These form part of the Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail and continue around the Meander River. Spot one of our resident platypus along the Deloraine River Walk while you learn about bush tucker and the region's rich Aboriginal history on the kooparoona niara Cultural Trail. There's also a pleasant easy walk through World Heritage wilderness to nearby Liffey Falls, 30 minutes drive from Deloraine. 

Jade Hallam Kooparoona Niara Cultural Trail

Ochre handprints form part of the kooparoona niara Cultural Trail  | © 2020 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

The town is a good base from which to explore Cradle Mountain, the Great Western Tiers Conservation Area, Mole Creek and the Central Highlands. A short detour to Deloraine on the way to Launceston from Devonport makes a pleasant and interesting stop.

Call in to the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre at the top of town and pick up some more info about walks, attractions and places to stay in and around Deloraine. Catch a showing of the Yarns Artwork in Silk presentation and wander through the Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum while you visit. 

Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum

Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum | © 2020 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre

100 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine
03) 6362 5280
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