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Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport

Bass Strait Maritime Centre Devonport is situated in parkland at the mouth of the Mersey River. Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City[…] Read More

Bells Parade Reserve

Picturesque Bell’s Parade is situated on the Latrobe inlet of the Mersey River. It is named after Robert Bell, who with his half brother Henry Bentinck constructed a wharf and a store on the site in 1855. From the 1880s it was the main port on the river, becoming northern Tasmania’s second major trading port[…] Read More

Cove Gallery & Cafe (Risby Cove)

The Cove Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Strahan on Tasmania’s west coast. Strahan is a four-and-a-half-hour drive west of Hobart (298 kilometres) and south-west of Launceston (290 kilometres). The Gallery is part of Strahan’s waterfront Risby Cove accommodation complex. Housed within a converted, century-old sawmill workshop with the exposed-beam framework complimenting an[…] Read More

Darrel Baldock Memorial

The entrance at Latrobe Oval and a statue commemorate Darrel “Doc” Baldock. The statue was officially unveiled on the 28th April 2014. Darrel Baldock A.M. commonly nicknamed “The Doc” and “Mr Magic”, was an Australian rules football player, coach, and state politician. In 1966 he captained the St Kilda Football Club to its first, and[…] Read More

Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk

The Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk is a military memorial at Latrobe, North West Tasmania. Latrobe is a ten-minute drive south-east of Devonport (9 km). The Walkway begins in Latrobe’s main street, where you can see the Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean Memorial, commemorating the courage and sacrifice of this young seaman. Born near Latrobe[…] Read More

Higgs Track to Lady Lake Hut

Steeped in early pioneering history, the climb up Higgs Track to Lady Lake Hut traverses breathtaking scenery. Crossing creeks, weaving through rainforest and up onto the alpine plateau, this walk is both scenic and rewarding for those with a good level of fitness. Higgs Track was originally cut in the 1870s as an access route[…] Read More

Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site offers a historically accurate vision of a gentleman’s home and farm of the 1830s. It sits on a hillside overlooking the lands the manager would have once controlled, with views across to Stanley, The Nut and the Bass Strait beyond. The house is being restored over time and its elegant Regency design,[…] Read More

Joe Lyons Cottage

Joseph Aloysius Lyons was born in this tiny workers cottage in 1879. Joe was the fifth of eight children who experienced early childhood in this humble cottage at Stanley. Joe attended the local Stanley school and started his teaching career here before his political career in 1909. By 1914 Joe was deputy leader, then in[…] Read More

Kenworthy’s Stamper Mill

Waratah’s pioneering past represents a big part in Tasmania’s mining and economic history, made all the more captivating by its remote and wild environment. Kenworthy’s Stamper Mill is an impressive display of working machinery which was relocated from Mt Bischoff to the centre of town, next door to the Tarkine Interpretation Centre. Dudley Kenworthy was[…] Read More

Penguin General Cemetery

Voices in the wind, the stunning sunrise views over the Bass Strait, welcome to the heritage-listed Penguin General Cemetery, located along Main Street a kilometre west of the Post Office. At rest here are Bounty immigrants from the 1850s, returned soldiers from as far back as the Boer War, many of Penguin’s former notables, as[…] Read More