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Deloraine

Deloraine is a classified historic town, midway between Launceston and Devonport. It is approximately 50 kilometres to either city, or about 45 minutes driving time.

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. 

Deloraine is a significant and busy regional centre and has become a major tourist attraction. It is Tasmania's largest inland town. Its magnificent scenery, clean environment, and closeness to many of Tasmania's most exciting features and places make it a must-do for any visitor to Tasmania.

A great way to start a visit to Deloraine is to take a stroll along the beautiful riverbank of the Meander River, right in the heart of the town. This is also a great picnic spot.

A walking tour of historical Deloraine can be started from this area. A Guide to Historical Deloraine can be obtained from the Visitor's Centre at 100 Emu Bay Road. You can walk or drive to many of the most prominent historic buildings in the town.

Deloraine is now established as a major arts and craft centre, hosting the Tasmanian Craft Fair in November each year. This has become the largest working craft fair in Australia, attracting over 30,000 visitors over a four day period. Many artists and crafts people have made a home in the Deloraine district, finding inspiration for their work in the beautiful natural environment to be found all around.

Significant attractions in Deloraine include Yarns Artwork in Silk, a community-based art project which depicts the four seasons through artwork in silk. This is on show at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre.

Deloraine has an abundance of galleries, accommodation and food and service outlets. It is a great place to use as a base for exploration of the surrounding areas including limestone caves at Mole Creek, bushwalks in the Meander or Liffey World Heritage Areas, trout fishing in streams cascading down from the Central Plateau lakes, cycling on the Tasmanian Trail, skiing on Ben Lomond, or wandering through historic farming properties such as Woolmers and Brickendon. The east coast beaches are only a couple of hours away and the Bass Strait beaches are even closer.

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