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Frankford: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Zaadstra White Church Art Gallery


Set in the old Presbyterian Church, Pieter Zaadstra's latest gallery display holds a range of his original paintings in oils and other media. Pieter is an accomplished and multi-award winning portrait and landscape artist. Steeped in the traditions of the School of Den Hague, you will find a versatile range of traditional, impressionist paintings and evocative sketch work.
Pieter's works hang in collections world wide. His portrait sitters have included Sir Mark Oliphant, Allan Scott OAM, Geoffrey Nicholson QC and many others. He currently also exhibits at Wentworth Gallery in Sydney.




918 Frankford Road
Glengarry, TAS, 7275

Located 8.2K from Frankford

Notley Fern Gorge


Notley Fern Gorge is a remnant patch of rainforest above the Tamar Valley, northern Tasmania. The wet sclerophyll forest area has a walking track and picnic area beneath towering trees.
The forest is dominated by eucalypts towering above the rainforest understorey. The state reserve is well known for a burnt out tree known as 'Bradey's Tree.' It is named after the 1820s bushranger whose gang is believed to have hidden in this forest. There is a 1.5 kilometre (1 mile) track weaving past glades of mosses and ferns which takes about 45-minutes to walk. The walk requires moderate fitness and crosses the creek several times with a steady climb uphill on the return.
Enjoy reading about the types of fauna and flora on information stands throughout the reserve and observe the native birdlife including pink robins and golden whistlers. Other largely nocturnal wildlife include Bennetts wallabies, Tasmanian devils and ringtail possums. Marvel at large tree ferns, hard water ferns down by the creek's edge and filmy ferns, found growing on the trunks of trees. After your forest walk, enjoy the picnic and barbecue area.
Notley Fern Gorge is half an hours' drive (24 kilometres/15 miles) north-west of Launceston.




C732
Legana, TAS, 7277

Located 12.2K from Frankford

Exeter Golf Club Inc


Exeter Golf Club Inc is a 9-hole golf course just outside of Launceston in Tasmania's North.
The course has 18 alternate tees (par 71) and a spacious club house with licensed bar. The fairways and greens are well maintained and in good condition year round. There is also a driving range to fine tune your swing. Saturday is competition day and all days are open to the public for a round. The course has its challenges with some testing hilly areas and visitors are always welcome.
While you are in the area, visit the neighbouring fruit orchards and take time to venture out to Beauty Point and Beaconsfield. At Beauty Point you can visit Seahorse World and Platypus House while in Beaconsfield learn of the intriguing mining history. Also not far away is the Tamar Valley Wine Route, where you can sample some of Tasmania's finest cool-climate wines. Have lunch at one of the picturesque vineyards or take a bottle of your favourite wine down to the banks of the Tamar River and enjoy a picnic. The river is home to a range of wildlife and birdlife.
Exeter is a 20-minute drive north (26 km) of Launceston.




Main Road
Exeter, TAS, 7275

Located 15.3K from Frankford

Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre


Visit Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre and lose yourself in history. Visit the new mine yard where you can access the iconic headframe and miners cage. Play with treasures from the past and embark on a historical journey to a place where life is simple. At the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre Tasmanian history is alive, and gold is under your feet.
Our interpretive displays showcase the Mine Rescue of Brant Webb and Todd Russell. Many of the pieces in the centre are there for your enjoyment, displays to touch, buttons to push, leavers to pull, tunnels to crawl through and animals to search for. Lose yourself in the nostalgia, chat with locals, experience the excitement and realities of the elusive hunt for gold.
View the Beaconsfield mine in a different light in the 3D digitalised model, interactive screens and holograms to explore an underground mine from within the museum. The hologram image of Todd Russell greets you to explain the miners' lingo. The display has mastered the use of sight, sound and emotion and is not to be missed.
Accolades include 2009, 2010 and 2011 - Winner of 'Best Heritage and Cultural Tourism' Award.




West Street
Beaconsfield, TAS, 7270

Located 15.6K from Frankford

Brady's Lookout


A unique attraction in the Tamar Valley, Brady's Lookout was once the hideout for bushranger Mathew Brady. Ample parking, BBQ, toilets, all access ramps and viewing platforms, this is a great spot for a selfie or a picnic lunch. Views up and down the Tamar River with the vista extending over 120kms to Ben Lomond massif in the south and almost all the way to the coast and Bass Strait to the north.
The viewing platforms are set right on the cliff edge with the escarpment falling away to the river 140 metres below. There is also interpretation signage in regard to Mathew Brady telling the story of a bushranger who irritated the government in his exploits while winning the hearts of the female colonists. When finally captured, Brady was showered with gifts while incarcerated and had the crowd wailing at his hanging.




Rosevears, TAS, 7277

Located 17.6K from Frankford

Rosevears Art Gallery


Rosevears Art Gallery is a wonderful compilation of local artists' work. Enjoy a coffee, wander through the gallery and enjoy a wide variety of pieces that will intrigue. You will see pieces that are practical, pieces that are beautiful and pieces that are masterful within a relaxing and unpretentious setting.




215 Rosevears Drive
Rosevears, TAS, 7277

Located 19.8K from Frankford

St Matthias' Anglican Church


"Visitors gaze on a little village church, simple and unpretentious in design, standing on the grassy river bank, backed with fine trees and reflected in the calm water of the Tamar River" (Frank Heyward, The Examiner 1939).
St Matthias' Anglican Church, surrounded by a beautiful, peaceful 173 year old graveyard, is located in the rural village of Windermere and is a heritage-listed icon in Northern Tasmania. The church was built in 1842 fulfilling a promise by Dr Matthius Gaunt to his young wife before they left England. His wife was concerned that there may not be a church in the area where they would make their home. Dr Gaunt promised that if there was not, he would build one for her. St Matthias' is one of Australia's oldest rural churches and has been in continuous use since its foundation. A Eucharist Service is held every second and fourth Sunday at 1030.
The church has been painted and photographed by many recognised artists. This beautiful bluestone gothic chapel with its romantic history is a popular spot for weddings, baptisms and picnics. The scenic drive around Windermere Road is an easy detour from the East Tamar Highway. Audio tour available via smartphone.




431 Windermere Road
Windermere, TAS, 7252

Located 19.8K from Frankford

Tasmania Zoo


Tasmania Zoo is the state's only fully-accredited Zoo, near Launceston in Tasmania's north.
Set amongst extensive natural bushland, the zoo has Tasmania's biggest collection of animals including the world's largest private devil breeding program. You will come face to face with the world-famous Tasmanian Devils who assist research into the devil facial tumour disease. Witness these fascinating creatures live, at the devil feedings and interpretation times, daily at 10.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm.
You will also see over 80 species of birds, from fairy penguins, swift parrots to macaws. Penguin feeding daily at 10am and 4pm.
You can enjoy hand feeding the native Australian animals like wallaby's, wombats, kangaroos and the domestic animals like sheep, cattle, goats, alpacas and miniature ponies.
Tasmania Zoo also has the second largest collection of Primates in any private Australian Zoo, along with many other exotic species, watch the Meerkat feeding daily at 11.30am and 2.10pm.
This is an excellent family destination, with a variety of activities including barbecues, picnic facilities, children's play area with swings, and an onsite caf? and gift shop.
Tasmania Zoo is a 20-minute drive (18 km) from Launceston.




1166 Ecclestone Road,
1166
Riverside, TAS, 7250

Located 20.1K from Frankford

Frankford: Events

Farmgate Festival


Unearth real food at the Farmgate Festival over two days in early spring. Meet local producers and tour behind the scenes at farm and food businesses. Taste, buy and learn about seasonal and value added produce. Enjoy a self-drive tour of the stunning Tamar Valley and visit farms that produce beef, apples, pork, hazelnuts, wine, cider, truffles, seafood, salads and herbs, olive oil, berries and more. Drive together with a bunch of friends to share the festival buzz. Find out more about the festival farms by viewing their profiles online.
Experience a Festival Feast prepared by well-known Tasmanian chefs featuring produce from the Festival Farms. Massimo Mele and Matt Adams team up to present a gourmet feast with matching local wine. Treat yourself to dinner and then visit the farms that produced the fabulous food and wine the next day.


Event Dates
2017
      24th Nov
      25th Nov
      25th Nov
      26th Nov


Tamar Valley
Exeter, TAS, 7275

Located 15.9K from Frankford

Frankford: Travel Tips

Tamar Visitor Centre Exeter


The Tamar Visitor Centre is located in the Tamar Valley town of Exeter in northern Tasmania.
As a member of the accredited Tasmanian Visitor Information Network located around the state, the Tamar Visitor Centre is open from 8.30am - 5pm seven days a week and has skilled, knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can provide expert local and statewide travel information. Our staff can also organise your bookings and reservations and give advice on what to see and do and where to eat around the Island.
You can purchase your Tamar Triple Passes at the Tamar Visitor Centre (discounted entry into three of the Tamar Valley's major attractions: Grubb Shaft Gold and Heritage Museum, Seahorse World and Platypus House) and save money. The Tamar Visitor Centre also has a large range of souvenirs and gifts to suit all tastes and budgets.
The Tamar Valley region highlight include the Tamar Valley Wine Route, that guides you to cellar doors and vineyard restaurants; Narawntapu National Park, with its beach walks and wildlife; Grubb Shaft Gold and Heritage Museum at nearby Beaconsfield; Seahorse World and Platypus House at Beauty Point and many more attractions.




Main Road
Exeter, TAS, 7275

Located 15.7K from Frankford

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