The north of Tasmania is an area target rich for tourism. Each town has its own unique character and is home to attractions found nowhere else in Australia. Deloraine is one such a town, and it well worth spending some time investigating. It is perched on the banks of the wide Meander River, amongst the foothills of the Great Western Tiers. The diversity of landscapes around the town and in the nearby regions means your touring holiday will be an exciting and invigorating Tasmanian experience. Situated just 48 kilometres from Launceston, Deloraine is easily accessible if you pick up your campervan hire there. For local campervan accommodation, you can try the Quamby Corner Caravan Park, the Deloraine Apex Caravan Park, or the Mole Creek Caravan Park.
Deloraine started life as a farming community. Typical crops in the region are poppies, herbs, onions and potatoes. There are many colonial buildings to visit and so history was retained in this quaint town. Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre has the Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum set up to show what life was like in the 1800s, and also displays a large collection of horse and bullock drawn farming equipment; it is also the site of the stunning YARNS Artwork in Silk. Deloraine is the site of the Tasmanian Craft Fair, which is one of the major annual attractions of Tasmania and run over four days in the spring, so the town has lots of arts and crafts available.
For those who prefer natural attractions, there are the Liffey Falls in the glorious Liffey Falls Forest Reserve. Deloraine is noted for the stunning waterfalls lying nearby, and at least part of your holidays should be spent taking some of these in. Speaking of waterfalls, you have to visit Mole Creek Karst National Park, with some of the world’s finest and most visited cave systems, including the Marakoopa Cave and the King Solomons Cave, and the Lobster, Montana and Westmorland Falls. While still in Mole Creek, those with a sweet tooth should take the time to visit The Honey Farm at Chudleigh. Not far from Mole Creek is the Trowunna Wildlife Park, which is home to representatives of the Tasmanian devil, koalas, wedge-tail eagles and other native wildlife.
Just outside of the town, for the dedicated foodies, there is the 41 Degrees South, Salmon and Ginseng Farm, and sample the very best of both those products. After leaving Deloraine and Mole Creek, and before heading into Sheffield, take break at Elizabeth Town, to partake of the sumptuous goodies at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and/or the Ashgrove Cheese Factory. You will need energy for all that walking you do when you are sightseeing.
There are many facets to the character of the town of Deloraine. And like a gemstone, everyone will see something different when they set out to explore it. It is a creative and charismatic place, ready to shine.