Deloraine Things to Do

  • Entrance to river paths on bike
    Entrance to river paths on bike
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  • Mountain Man along the River
    Mountain Man along the River
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  • City Sculptures
    City Sculptures
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    City Sculptures and History Totems

    by DSwede Written Mar 2, 2013
    City Sculptures

    Along the two main streets in town, there are a handful of small sculptures on the top of posts (about 3ft / 1m tall). These small figures are from local artists and most denote some historical reference to the town. Like the one in the photo here is for the local race track. Deloraine is famous for its horses and has developed a few big winners to the world of racing.

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    River Walk and the Mountain Man

    by DSwede Written Mar 2, 2013
    Mountain Man along the River

    The gently trickling river that passes through town is a popular spot for locals to go walking and jogging. After passing the World War Memorial, the next stop is the Mountain Man (see photo). It is a symbol that mythologizes the people from the Great Western Tiers.

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    Rent a Bike to See the Sights

    by DSwede Updated Mar 2, 2013
    Entrance to river paths on bike

    Deloraine's central town is pretty small and can be seen on foot. However, there are some good trails (and horse paths) down by the river and many other sights to see just out of the town's limit.

    The visitor's bureau rents bikes if case you didn't bring your own. Honestly unless you want to go several kilometers out of town on a long circuit, you could be good with a couple hours.

    The information center is open until 5pm. Rentals are $10/hr or $25/day.

    After you've seen the town and area to your heart's content, you can ride down by the river, through the caravan park to the horse trails along the river. The gravel paths down there will give you ~45 minutes of casual riding.

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    Historical buildings

    by iandsmith Updated Dec 28, 2011

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    Old Masonic Club behind sculpture
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    Tasmania's largest inland town, Deloraine is surrounded by classic 'English-style' countryside of rolling green hills, hedgerows, and working farms, and sits within sight of the famous Great Western Tiers, which form the northern edge of the World Heritage listed Central Plateau region.
    The town is a busy regional centre and has become a major tourist attraction in its own right. Its magnificent scenery, clean environment, and proximity to many of Tasmania's most exciting features and places make it a worthwhile stop for any visitor to Tasmania.
    A great way to start a visit to Deloraine is to stroll along the beautiful riverbank of the Meander River that splits the heart of the town; it is also a great picnic spot.
    A walking tour of historical Deloraine can be started from this area or wherever you like. A Guide To Historical Deloraine can be obtained from the well stocked Visitor Centre at 100 Emu Bay Road. You can walk or drive to many of the most prominent historic buildings in the town

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    Deloraine

    by iandsmith Updated Dec 26, 2011
    Deloraine Historic Museum - slab huts
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    This is a town with more to offer than seems to be touted elsewhere. I, for one, certainly haven't given it enough time. While nearby Sheffield trades heavily on its murals, Deloraine probably has more to offer.
    One of the things worth a look is the museum at the rear of the Tourist Information Centre.
    If features slab huts and memorabilia from the rural days of yesteryear.

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    Cycling !!!

    by Lunaina Written Aug 14, 2006

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    When you are in Tasmania you should explore parts of the country by bike. I rented a bike at the Youth Hostel in Deloraine. I cycled on my own for several hours, it was amazing, be aware of steep hills and big downfalls, all of a sudden I passed the top of a hill and then went down such an amazing speed that I was lucky that nothing happened. Nice areas to explore are the nature around the Meander Forest Reserve and Meander Falls!

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