From Mole Creek, take a scenic drive along the Great Western Tiers touring route, which follows the old Meander Valley Highway through picturesque and interesting small towns oozing history.
Westbury (30 minutes from Mole Creek)
Pearn’s Steam World will intrigue and fascinate and the Westbury Maze will amuse. Visit the pretty Village Green, which features in the celebration of occasions such as St Patrick’s Day. Westbury is also home to the John Temple Gallery, featuring panoramic photographs of spectacular scenery.
Carrick (40 minutes from Mole Creek)
Home to some wonderful old buildings as well as Marik’s Copper Art Gallery, a veritable treasure trove of sculptures and craft. You can make a round trip from Mole Creek via Carrick to Liffey Falls, returning via Deloraine.
Carrick is also home to Agfest, a huge annual 3 day event featuring hundreds of displays, exhibits and stalls, including sensational food in a variety of delicious forms. Starts on the first Thursday in May each year.
Tasmanian Copper and Metal Art Gallery, 8 Church St, Carrick
Unique new styles in metal. Plaques, paintings, sculptures, statues, murals, jewellery and much, much more. The imaginative use of metal as you have never seen it before, with something to appeal to all tastes.
Entry : free
Open : Mon – Fri, 10 am – 4 pm
Phone : 03 6393 6440
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.tascoppermetalart.com
Hadspen (45 minutes from Mole Creek)
Historic Entally House at Hadspen features a magnificent collection of Regency furniture, as well as fine silverware, a chapel, coach house and stables, and wonderful gardens. Entally House is open to the public daily and is the venue for outdoor concerts and events during the warmer months.
Meander (20 minutes from Mole Creek)
A tiny hamlet nestled at the foot of the Great Western Tiers. Nearby is the recently completed Meander Dam and picnic area and the Meander Forest Reserve with its range of great walks.
Bracknell (40 minutes from Mole Creek)
Leave the old highway for a small detour through Bracknell, a small town in a picturesque rural setting, or carry on through to Liffey Falls.
Longford (50 minutes from Mole Creek)
The charming old town of Longford is well worth a detour. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit World Heritage nominated Woolmers Estate, home of the National Rose Garden.
Woolmers Estate, 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford
Woolmers Estate is a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania and is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia. Today Woolmers Estate continues to display colonial life in its most genuine shape and gives an accurate depiction of Tasmanian heritage, preserved and maintained in an original and authentic setting. Time stands still at Woolmers Estate, wander around and soak up the essence of 19th century Tasmanian life on a once working farm estate. Explore the many convict built outbuildings that still remain on the property. Picturesque gardens with exquisite seasonal blooms, set amid vast green lawns, contrasted by white pebbled pathways and all enclosed within the walled courtyard is reflective of classic colonial landscaping and gives feature to some fascinating garden architecture. All of this is complemented by the magnificent blooms of the National Rose Garden, situated within the beautiful grounds of the Woolmers Estate.
Open : 7 days, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, except Christmas Day
Phone : 03 6391 2230
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.woolmers.com.au