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Mersey Lea: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Looking Glass Cottage - Fibre Optic Magic

Step into another world at Looking Glass Cottage's "Fibre Optic Magic" at Railton.
Looking Glass Cottage specialises in magical mood lamps, and Christmas lighting - discover an amazing array of beautiful mood and character lamps, Christmas novelties and fibre optic trees up to eight feet high displayed in beautiful dark rooms.
We have beautiful giftware, novelty items and fabulous topiary frames - find that gift for any special occasion.
View our murals inside and outside, and discover our amazing Character Topiary Gardens including "Cradle Mountain National Paddock" with its many topiary characters including Tasmania's only "living" topiary Tassie Tiger.
Neil is the inspiration for "Town of Topiary" and is happy to chat about his unique character topiary creations, creating topiary and how the concept for the town came into being.
Free Railton Topiary Trail Maps, viewing of topiary gardens, and viewing in our magical dark rooms. Group and bus tour groups most welcome.
Looking Glass Cottage is a 20-to-30-minute drive from Devonport via Latrobe on the scenic route to Cradle Mountain.
Free undercover electric barbecue and toilets (including disabled) directly across the road from Looking Glass Cottage in Lions Park, and free motor home park at Railway Park.

18 - 20 Foster Street,
(Corner of Foster and Crocker Street)
Railton, TAS, 7305

Located 2.0K from Mersey Lea

Sheffield Golf Course

Sheffield Golf Course, also known as Badger Heights, is a course with a view in North West Tasmania. The nine-hole course is located at the foot of the Badger Range, near Sheffield, a 40-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a one-hour drive west of Launceston (93 km).
Sheffield Golf Course is undulating and heavily wooded, with stands of graceful eucalypts fringing the greens. You can play a challenging round of golf here; the 210 metre, par three sixth with a dam at the back of the green is one of the more demanding holes. Club hire is available for men, women and juniors, and because the course favours left-handed players, some left handed sets are also available for hire. As a green fee guest, you can join members in the regular competitions and relax in the fully-licensed clubhouse after your round.
This area is dominated by the craggy peak of Mount Roland (1,234 metres) and the course has outstanding views of the mountain and across the Kentish Plains. There are a number of well-marked bushwalks here, and walking tracks to the summit reward you with stunning views.
Holes: 9, Par: 68, Length: 5,041 metres, Australian Course Rating: 65.

214 Nook Road
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 7.9K from Mersey Lea

Mural House

Mural House is a display of murals at Sheffield, north-west Tasmania. Sheffield is located beneath the craggy peak of Mount Roland (1234 m), a 30-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a 90-minute drive west of Launceston (93 km).
Mural House specialises in murals inspired by native art from a range of cultures, painted by the artist on the interior walls of her home. Mural house is one of a number of galleries, studios and museums in Sheffield - a town known internationally for its collection of public murals depicting the area's rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest - a national competition of mural art.

100 High Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 9.6K from Mersey Lea

Redwater Creek Railway

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society in Sheffield operates steam train rides on the first full weekend of every month. You can experience rail travel from yesteryear from the original restored Sheffield railway station. A restored Krauss steam loco pulling rebuilt heritage carriages runs every half hour from 1100 until 1600 on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sundays when we're open, the Model Railway is open too - take the kids to press the big button and make the little trains go around the lovely layout the model club has created.
The Redwater Creek Railway's Coffee Shop has a Tasmanian Barrel wood heater keeping everyone nice and cosy in the winter. You can order home baked goodies while you wait for the next train, or have light tasty meals ready for you when you return from your 20-minute train trip.

Cnr Spring Street and Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 9.6K from Mersey Lea

Warrawee Forest Reserve

NOTE: All facilities at site are currently closed due to flood damage.
Warrawee Forest Reserve is a nature precinct and picnic ground on the banks of the Mersey River. This is the best place in Tasmania for seeing platypus in their natural surroundings (guided tours available). Best time to see platypus is late afternoon, dusk and first light. Nature walks in the area (90 minutes maximum) provide opportunities to see Tasmanian wildlife such as echidnas, pademelons and wallabies. Flora in the area includes rare orchids. Warrawee is also the site of early European settlement in the area and remnants of past shale mining and coal mining activities remain to this day.

Shale Rd
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 9.7K from Mersey Lea

Working Art Space, The

The Working Art Space is located in Sheffield the famous northwest Tasmanian Town of Murals. It is both an art gallery and thriving hub of local arts related activity. Established in 2005 by the Kentish branch of Tasmanian Regional Arts, it is situated in a heritage-listed former drill hall built in 1912 for the 22nd Light Horse Company.
The interior of the building has been transformed into a high quality arts based facility where you can view and purchase the exceptional work of local artists and artisans, enrol in one of the regularly held workshops plus check out the latest exhibition on display.
If you take the self-guided audio tour of Sheffield's murals, which can be arranged through the Visitor Information Centre, you will eventually find yourself at the Working Art Space because it boasts its own mural with a fitting theme - an old man reminiscing on his youth as a Light Horseman. Alternatively you can follow the stunning new mosaic pathway featuring Tasmanian flora and fauna created by Working Art Space members, from the carpark at the centre of town across historic King George V Park and find yourself at the Gallery. It is definitely worth a visit.

2 Albert Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 9.9K from Mersey Lea

Mersey Lea: Events

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society Railway Steam Train Rides

The Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society offer a heritage rail experience through the regular operation of a century old Krauss locomotive. The train leaves each half hour from the restored Sheffield railway station from 11am to 4pm on the first full weekend of each month. Our Railway Coffee Shop is open while the train is running, offering tasty light meals and home baked goodies with choices and at prices to suit families. Come in and try us!
The Railway began as a community building enterprise in 1993 and is well regarded for the restoration and preservation of steam-era machinery and local history. The steam museum on site houses a comprehensive member's collection of working steam engines which can be viewed on running days.
The Railton-Roland line opened in 1914, offering daily passenger and twice weekly goods services until 1957. Our steam Railway retains our heritage in an authentic environment.

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Cnr Spring and Main Streets
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 9.6K from Mersey Lea

SteamFest 2017

Lots of raves from visitors showed our 2016 SteamFest was a steaming success! Our 2017 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because we always aim for more next time! We want to build on what we achieved in 2016 with many more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts and fresh produce, and new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities.
SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, historic machinery such as steam powered threshers and rock crushers showing how things were done in yesteryear, and vintage cars.
Kids vs Steamroller Tug-o-War, plenty of kid's entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And of course, our Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long!
Check out the website for photos and updated information from time to time.

Event Dates
      11th Mar
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Cnr Main and Spring Streets
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 9.6K from Mersey Lea

International Mural Fest

Be captivated by this truly unique art competition that is held annually in Sheffield - the 'Town of Murals', in Tasmania, Australia, commencing Easter Sunday every year. Mural Fest is so successful that similar events are now happening interstate and overseas.
Each year, nine artists compete in a public 'paint off' from Easter Sunday to the following Saturday. Each artist must complete a mural, using the same poem as their mural's central theme and inspiration.
The competition is conducted in Mural Park - Sheffield's very own outdoor art gallery in the heart of Tasmania's Cradle Mountain touring region.
Mural Fest tests artistic skill, endurance and tenacity: artists are subjected to public scrutiny, time constraints and sometimes unpredictable Tasmanian weather!
The Redwater Creek Railway steam train will be running during this time. Check the website for details.

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      16th Apr
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Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 10.1K from Mersey Lea

Mersey Lea: Travel Tips

Kentish Visitor Information Centre

Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres are staffed with skilled and knowledgeable locals who can provide expert travel information, itineraries and tour suggestions, as well where to go, what to see and where to eat.
Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres can also making bookings for you.
Tasmanian Visitor Information Centres are located around the Island and are open seven days a week..

5 Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 10.1K from Mersey Lea

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