Deloraine

A delightful town midway between Launceston and Devonport, Deloraine is the gateway to the Great Western Tiers.

Where Is it?

Deloraine is 53 km south east of Devonport and 51 km west of Launceston on Bass Highway in the valley of the Meander River.

Markets

Deloraine Showground, Highland Lakes Rd Deloraine
Trading: 1st Saturday of the Month – 9am – 1pm
Type: General. Phone: 0409 695 321

Things To See And Do

Deloraine has many heritage buildings, both in its main street and surrounding areas. St Marks Church across the river is particularly picturesque.

The park by the Meader River is a beautiful spot for a picnic lunch.

Up the hill behind the hotel is the birthplace of Admiral Sir John Collins, whose brilliant tactics while captain of HMAS Sydney in 1941 sank the Italian warship Bartolomeo Colleoni in the first cruiser battle of World war II.

Deloraine Museum is housed in a building dating from 1856.


St Mark's Anglican Church

This church is a fine Gothic Revival brick church designed by W.A. Clayton. The church with its tall spire and hilltop location, dominates the settlement of Deloraine in the best English tradition. The main portion of the church was dedicated in March 1859 and consecrated in March 1860 while the chancel and sanctuary were added in 1878. Its three level octagonal tower with gable top to each face is surmounted by a spire. The church features a rose window to the transept, fine north and south windows with tracery and label moulds and blanked arches to the west facade.
Location: St Mark’s Anglican Church, 7 East Westbury Place, Deloraine

Surrounding Area

Great Western Tiers

As the town is overshadowed by the Great Western Tiers, it is no suroprise to learn that Deloraine is the best starting point for a tour of this mountainous region. This drive includes the Mole Creek Caves, Liffey and Meander Falls; Devil’s Gullet; Quamby and Drys Bluff, Alum Cliffs lookout, Cethana and Wilmot Hydro electric power stations and Walls of Jerusalem National Park.


Walls of Jerusalem

The Walls of Jerusalem is a mountainous area in the extensive central plateau of Tasmania which forms part of  the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The region is an alpine wilderness dominated by dolerite peaks, highland tarns and lakes and alpine vegetation. As the park is remote and not accessible via road, the Walls retains its wilderness character. There are no facilities for casual visitors. The Walls of Jerusalem National Park offers experienced bushwalkers and cross-country skiers the opportunity to pursue their passion within a spectacular mountain region that is little touched by the modern world, and to test their skills against the elements. 

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