Chudleigh is a pretty little village located 7 km east of Mole Creek.
You will pass through its main street as you drive between Mole Creek and Deloraine and immediately get a sense of the community pride of Chudleigh residents from the immaculate rose gardens which extend along its length and the community park at its heart.
Driving into the village from Deloraine, extensive hawthorn hedges and massive, old oak trees dominate the roadside, and, along with the old, restored two storey brick building (image by Rob Burnett Photography) at the entrance to the village visible ahead, give it a very English landscape. To your left you will see the historic Bentley estate.
Chudleigh is home to Melita Honey Farm, where you will find honey, honey bee products like propolis and royal jelly, and a large selection of lovely gift items and books, as well displays including a showcase of old beekeeping implements, an interactive beehive and a live bee exhibition hive.
If you are feeling hungry, call in at Chudleigh General Store for supplies or takeaways.
Chudleigh Show is a traditional country show with something for all the family. Enjoyed by young and old for over 120 years, making it one of the oldest country shows in Australia, Chudleigh Show takes place on the third Saturday in February each year. Pictured on this page, the field lines up for the 2009 Chudleigh Cup.
More about Chudleigh
Listen to this podcast about Chudleigh.
Read about the early history of Chudleigh and how Chudleigh became Tasmania’s Village of Roses in the Australian Garden History Society Tasmanian Branch Newsletter of July 2006.