Wilmot is known as the Valley of Views for its spectacular panoramas of Tasmania’s northern mountains, behind a foreground featuring Lake Barrington flanked by fertile farmland. But what gets everybody talking is the Novelty Letterbox Trail.
About 80 letterboxes stretched over 25 km, from Gentle Annie Hill to Moina, including such bizarre constructions as a bomb, a skeleton on a bicycle, cows, cars, motorcycles, planes and a whisky still are book-ended by a Dalek at the northern entrance of the trail and the Tardis at the southern end.
Wilmot is a scenic route for travellers to Cradle Mountain but has plenty of its own attractions, including Wilmot Hills Vineyard and distillery, Cragmore Farm Olive Grove, Lake Barrington (fishing, camping and watersports), Wilmot Museum and plenty of B&B accommodation.
Between Wilmot and Cradle Mountain, you’ll find the historic gold town of Moina, which features the Moina Tavern and Lemon Thyme Lodge, mining town ruins in the forest and three spectacular waterfalls including Bridal Veil, Champagne and No Name Falls.