When in Latrobe be sure to put the Australian Axemans Hall of Fame on your list of things to do...This wonderfully different and unique museum of Australian and International Axeman is something to see. I beleive this would be one of only a few museums of its kind in the world.The accent on World Champion Axemen definately falls on the Australians here due to the fact that they have obtained most of the worlds championship Axemans trophies..
This is a wonderful story regarding this museum as it is a dedication of an amazing world Champion Axeman to his father who was also of the same status with his son following in their footsteps. You will be taken by the construction of this Museum as it is mostly done with huge wooden timber logs all of different types that were sourced from the various forrests allover Australia. This is just so unique...
Many different items are on display here relating to the Champion Axemen. Also to be witnessed is a wood chopping event that is put on for visitors demonstrating the strength and ability of David Foster or another of the team showing how they turn hardwood logs into wood chips in seconds..
Get a stout pair of walking shoes and off you go. If you walk west down Gilbert Street, you'll come to the Miles Ford Bridge. Turn right just befor this, and walk artound through Atkinson Park. Look out for pelicans or swans on the river. Walk on to Bells Parade, a locally-famed beauty spot since the 19th C. Then continue along the "River Road". You'll come to a Y-fork, with one leg leading to Devonport. The other leg leads up Dooley's Hill. If you take that one, be prepared for a steep walk, but there's a magnificent view from the top. You can continue along the road down the hill, which will bring you back in easy stages to Gilbert Street.