Visit Deloraine for arts and crafts

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Deloraine is recognised as a major art and crafts centre. Situated at the foothills of the Great Western Tiers, on the banks of the Meander River, it has a beautiful natural environment. As a result, it has become a centre for artists and crafts people.

It is no wonder then, that at Deloraine:

  • the Tasmanian Craft Fair is held every year, in November. This event attracts 30,000 visitors every year.
  • there is an abundance of galleries showcasing artwork like pottery, metalwork, paintings, photographs, furniture and more.
  • you can view the "Streetscape Sculptures" which provide a glimpse into the everyday life of the town. The works depict musicians, youth, churchgoers, crafts people, greens, farmers, hippies, Aborigines, axemen and service groups.
  • at the Visitor Centre, you can discover the stories of the valley in "YARNS". This is a four panel story of the region depicted in silk. Also included is an audio-visual presentation which will enhance your appreciation of the work.
  • at the Visitor Centre, you can visit the Folk museum which reflects the life of a country publican and his family.

This town equals art and crafts it would seem.

But there's more. How about:

Meander river near Deloraine

  • simply strolling along the banks of the beautiful Meander River
  • exploring limestone caves at Mole Creek (including glow worm caves)
  • trout fishing in the nearby streams
  • bushwalks in World Heritage areas

Deloraine train park

I came across the adorable Train park. It is located on the northern bank of the Meander River. It is a pleasant and relaxing place to have a break and for kids to have some fun.

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