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Follow the twists and turns of the Mersey River and you will soon reach Latrobe, the former port of the north-west coast. Once the bustling town of its time, it is now a much smaller neighbour to Devonport. Latrobe's population of 2,700 does not include its platypus inhabitants. The town is known as the platypus capital of the world, and you may be lucky enough to spot one of the flat-billed creatures in the Warrawee Reserve. Latrobe comes to life with various festivals throughout the year, including the Chocolate Winterfest held at the House of Anvers Chocolate, Frogmore Fair, and Henley on the Mersey, held annually on Australia Day and featuring a family favourite and the ferret race. Latrobe's impressive list of achievements includes having the country's oldest continuously playing brass band and richest wheel race, and being the birthplace of competitive wood chopping. The Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame, on Bells Parade, is a tribute to this chopping heritage. Bells Parade is also the site of the former port and is now a favourite picnic spot for locals and visitors. It is particularly beautiful in autumn when the deciduous trees shed their leaves. The town has 76 heritage-listed buildings, which can be explored on an historic walk down Gilbert Street. The former Wyndarra Lodge on the Bass Highway has been converted into a café and chocolate factory. Chocoholics beware, the House of Anvers has a tasting centre choc-full of sweet delicacies. Latrobe was settled in 1826 by Edward Carr, and grew quickly because it was the first accessible crossing point of the Mersey River. The town was once the third largest in Tasmania, but declined when a railway was built between Launceston and Devonport. The weather in Latrobe is similar to Devonport's, averaging 21.5 degrees Celsius (70.5 degree Fahrenheit) in January and 13 degrees Celsius (55.5 degrees Fahrenheit) in June. Latrobe is 11 kilometres (seven miles) south of Devonport, on the eastern bank of the Mersey River.

Latrobe

Latrobe: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Court House Museum


The Court House Museum is located in Latrobe on Tasmania's beautiful North West Coast. It tells the story of Latrobe and surrounding areas since European settlement began in the mid nineteenth century.
The centre of a rich agricultural and forestry district the town has also been a major port on the North West Coast, the site of the Tasmania's oil shale industry and birthplace of competitive wood chopping in Australia.
The Museum tells its stories through changing displays and rich photographic collections.
Admission: National Trust members free. Gold coin donation. Children under age of 18 free.




Post Office Reserve,
113 Gilbert Street
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.1K from Latrobe

Monclair of Latrobe


Monclairs of Latrobe for collectors of beautiful things.
Housed in an 1870's renovated bank building, Mike and Kerrie Thompson have created a unique shopping experience. With a genuine love for antiques and fine decor, you will find this store brimming with ideas for your home and gifts, or that special someone in your life.
You will be warmly welcomed by Monclairs friendly and helpful staff, and invited to browse the multi themed rooms. You will find a country influence, a little touch of Paris, fine antique furniture, as well as a touch of art deco. All teamed with new and old decorator pieces for those finishing touches to your home.
Be illuminated by the wonderful array of lamps, lamp shades, light fittings and chandeliers in store and reflect on the stunning selection of mirrors available. Feel the warmth of Australian made Mohair throws and blankets and slip into some luxurious linen for your bedroom. You will be able to set the finest table in town with stunning table linen, crockery and cutlery and make a toast in beautiful hand crafted Italian glasses.
Latrobe is a ten-minute drive (11 km) south of Devonport.




78 Gilbert Street
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.1K from Latrobe

Dooleys Hill Forest Walk


A series of short walking trails through native forest on the edge of Latrobe township. Dooleys Hill is an ideal place for birdwatching. Birds common to the area include the boobook, bronzewing, kookaburra, fairy wren and firetail. You may also see the rare white goshawk. The trails are short and easy and the paths well formed. Walks require between 15 minutes and 1 hour 10 minutes to complete.




Gilbert Street
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.3K from Latrobe

Latrobe Market


The Latrobe Market is a community street market in North West Tasmania. Latrobe is a 15-minute drive south-east of Devonport (15 km) and a short drive from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal and Devonport airport.
The Latrobe Market takes place each Sunday from 0700 until 1500. You can browse stalls filled with antiques, crafts and collectables and original artwork by local artisans. Stock up at tables laden with organic fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant flowers. Sample fresh Tasmanian produce and home made preserves and mingle with the locals in a great community atmosphere.
You can take a self-guided walk around Latrobe to see some of the town's many historic buildings. Browse through the many galleries and craft shops, take a platypus-spotting tour and make sure you call in to the House of Anvers chocolate factory to sample mouth watering truffles and fudges.




Opposite Council Chambers,
Gilbert Street
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.4K from Latrobe

Tasmanian Makers Market


Tasmanian Makers Market is held every Sunday at the Australian Axeman's Hall Of Fame, Latrobe.
The market runs from 0900 to 1500 and offers local and Tasmanian art, crafts, jewellery, soaps, hand spun wool and home-made cakes. You will also find local produce including honey, organic fruit and vegetables, pickles, chutney, relish, jellies and jam.
Latrobe is a ten-minute drive from Devonport.




Bells Parade
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.9K from Latrobe

Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame


The Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame is a tourist and function centre in Latrobe, Tasmania.
Tasmania's first national Hall of Fame portrays the history, exploits and achievements of Australian's internationally renowned sporting wood choppers. It provides a magnificent insight into the realms of Australia's world champion axemen. Marvel at the unbelievable collection of trophies, treasures and memorabilia. The Hall of Fame includes Splinters caf?, indoor wood chopping arena, gift shop, visitor information service and function centre.
There is a large selection of angler's maps available free of charge. Fishing licences available for purchase.
The Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame can be used for special events including weddings, art exhibitions, meetings and music performances.
It is only a ten-minute drive from the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal and Devonport airport.




Bells Parade
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.9K from Latrobe

Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk


The Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk is a military memorial at Latrobe, North West Tasmania. Latrobe is a ten-minute drive south-east of Devonport (9 km).
The Walkway begins in Latrobe's main street, where you can see the Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial, commemorating the courage and sacrifice of this young seaman. Born near Latrobe in 1923, Edward 'Teddy' Sheean served aboard the HMAS Armidale during the World War II. While en route to Timor in 1942 the Armidale was attacked from the air and destroyed. Although seriously wounded, Teddy Sheean manned an anti-aircraft gun in defence of the Armidale's survivors, remaining at the gun as the ship sank and sacrificing his life to save his shipmates. Teddy was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches, second only to a posthumous Victoria Cross. A Collins Class Submarine has been named after him - the first Australian warship to be named for a Junior Sailor of the Royal Australian Navy.
You can follow the Sheean Walk from central Latrobe to its conclusion at Bell's Parade. Plaques placed along the route commemorate the actions of Australian soldiers who fought in World War II and in the Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and Korean conflicts.




Bells Parade
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.9K from Latrobe

Latrobe: Events

ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service


Every year, residents and visitors alike standing side by side around the Latrobe Cenotaph are drawn to the roadside as the National award winning Latrobe Federal Band lead the march or returned veterans and community groups to the site.
The atmosphere is electric as honour is paid to those that have contributed to their country in a variety of ways.
Come and join this important commemoration on Australia's calendar.


Event Dates
2017
      25th Apr


115 Gilbert Street
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.1K from Latrobe

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe


Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate.
It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you.
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.
Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.


Event Dates
2016
      14th Aug


Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.4K from Latrobe

Latrobe: Travel Tips

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre


Latrobe Visitor Information Centre in Tasmania's northwest specialises in information on Latrobe and Port Sorell. Visit the centre for all your travel needs - bookings, advice, ideas, the 'must see and do's' or just have a chat.
Enjoy the relaxed setting in the historic streetscape of Latrobe while you receive great personal service by the friendly staff and knowledgeable volunteers seven days a week.





Bells Parade
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 0.8K from Latrobe

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