Further Afield

There are also a range of sights and attractions outside of the immediate Deloraine area that can make for fantastic day trips.

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is located at the wild northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, which is a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

It is home of some breathtaking scenery and beauty – an inspiration area to visit and escape. There is an excellent variety of short walks available, including an iconic walk around the Lake Dove Circuit (5.7km one way, 2 hours).


This medium sized town is about 25km from Deloraine. It is known as the Town of Murals. Since 1986, Sheffield continued to add to its collection of murals, which are painted on the side of houses, buildings, fences and bus shelters as well as being the home of three art galleries.

Nestled at the base of towering Mount Roland (1,234 metres), Sheffield is just the right distance from the cottage for a half or full day trip. Keep an eye out for the alpaca man who wanders the street with his fluffy companion – a great photo opportunity!

Tamar Valley Wine Route

Why not spoil yourself with a self-drive along the Tamar River? This region of northern Tasmania is the home of quality vineyards producing fantastic cool climate wines. The Tamar Valley Wine Route is well marked using distinctive blue and yellow Wine Route signs. Many cellar doors offer quality dining as well as free wine tasting.

The Tamar Valley Wine Route starts at Launceston which is only a half hour drive from the cottage. Well known brands such as Pipers Brook, Jansz and Tamar Ridge can be found between Launceston and Bass Strait, on both sides of the Tamar. It's definitely worth the drive; just don’t fight about who needs to be the designated driver!