Tasmanian towns are some of the most quaint and delightful you can find in the whole of Australia.
A fine example of one of these charming locations is Deloraine – a place bursting with history and a friendly atmosphere.
Deloraine is a rural highlight set in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers mountain range in the state’s north.
It is classified by the National Trust and a walk through its beautiful streets will reveal a number of carefully-restored Georgian and Victorian buildings. Along the way you will discover Bonney’s Inn, Baptist Tabernacle and the old bridge, while antique shopping and bushwalking are also on the agenda for any tour of this riverside village.
In November the local population of 2,000 grows to around 30,000 when Australia’s biggest working craft fair comes to town over four days of exhibitions, local crafts and food and wine.
At 41 Degrees South Salmon Farm and Ginseng Farm, visitors can take part in a self-guided tour of the diverse vegetation that includes wetland and woodland areas. Here you might sneak a glimpse of a platypus as you learn about ginseng view the fish farm.
Deloraine main street sculptures © by Anna