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Tasmanian Arboretum Inc. - The


The Arboretum is a 66 hectare botanical tree park and nature reserve in Tasmania's North West.
Only a few kilometres from Devonport but a million miles from care, the 66 hectares of landscaped Arboretum and natural bushland was founded in 1984. It offers the opportunity to walk among collections of woody plants from around the temperate world, including many of Tasmania's woody plants.
Set in a peaceful and beautiful valley, you may see some of Tasmania's wildlife, such as swift parrots and platypus.
Cultural and natural heritage combine in the Limestone Heritage Walk, a self-guided walk linking the geology with a century of human activity contributing to colonial and national development. Two hour guided walks are available for a reasonable cost, and can be booked online. Bookings are essential.
The Arboretum offers three picnic shelters, two with coin operated electric barbecues. There are also two general shelters and a platypus observatory and bird hide on the shore of Founders' Lake.
The Tree Park Kiosk offers light refreshments and audio tours. It is operated by volunteers and opens between October and May from 1100 to 1600.
Eugenana is a 15-minute drive (11 km) south of Devonport.




46 Old Tramway Road
Eugenana, TAS, 7310

Located 3.5K from Paloona

Quiet Cone Latrobe - The


The Quiet Cone, located in Latrobe on Tasmania's beautiful northwest coast offers an incredible experience. Shape, sound and scent and a combination of ancient knowledge in a modern setting create a new level of serenity and quietness.
Your unique experience begins when you enter a giant cone shaped structure designed to offer comfort, resonance and atmosphere. You make yourself at home on the comfortable mattresses and cushions, looking up into the seeming endless cone, while the aroma of sandalwood infuses the air, instilling a sense of well-being and relaxation.
Quietly you hear the resonating tones of symphonic gongs, being softly struck within the dome that encases you. Added to this we have the beautiful tones of Tibetan Singing Bowls and the wonderful sounds of Corinthian Chimes. The sound and vibration together with the sandalwood scent and placid atmosphere of the cone make you feel relaxed and serene.
Even if you have never meditated before, you cannot help but enter a supremely restful yet energising meditative state.
This is an experience you will be keen to repeat and share with others.
A gift shop, gardens, a 'Walk of Contemplation' and other healing therapies on site.




298 Coal Hill Road
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 9.1K from Paloona

Don River Railway


Passenger trains disappeared from Tasmania some time ago, except this one, a full size loco service from the Don Village Station to Coles Beach every day.
After leaving Don Village, the route of the Don River Railway winds its way along the Eastern banks of the picturesque Don River, passing Restoration Siding where old vehicles are awaiting their turn for restoration at the hands of the craftsmen. During the thirty minute return journey you will pass through a nature reserve and you will also see many places of historical interest.
A steam locomotive pulls the train on Sundays and public holidays and all January (other than high fire danger days). For the remainder of the year weekday trains are run with a vintage rail car. The collection of steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock is open for inspection at the Don Village Station, where there is also a souvenir and model shop.




Forth Main Road
Don, TAS, 7310

Located 9.2K from Paloona

Home Hill


Now owned and operated by the National Trust, Home Hill was the family home of Tasmania's only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons - the first woman elected to Australia's federal parliament - and their 12 children.
Built for the family in 1916, it became their haven from public life and remains largely as it was when Dame Enid last lived there in 1981.
Dame Enid's style is evident throughout the house, with an amazing array of wallpapers from the 1940s to the 1970s beneath classic pressed tin ceilings; and in the garden through the rock walls and paths, the pond and the garden rooms.
Every part of Home Hill houses a rich collection of the political and personal mementos of two people who dedicated their lives to public service and their family, providing an unexpected insight into Australian political life and international relations during the momentous events of the mid-twentieth century.
Situated only a five-minute drive from either the centre of Devonport or the Spirit of Tasmania dock, Home Hill is accessible by guided tour only.
Bookings recommended. Age 6 and under free. Child price is for age 7 to 16.




77 Middle Road
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 9.3K from Paloona

Simon Martin Whips


Simon Martin Whips and Leathercraft is a one of a kind shop and a great place for the whole family. No where else in Tasmania will you be able to see Australian Stockwhips and Saddles made right under the one roof. Learn about the work that goes into crafting up to 48 strands of leather and witness the taking shape of the World's Longest Stockwhip, that is a ten year project. The retail shop offers a range of products which includes knives, Akubra's, belts, hand bags, boots and much more. Don't miss this unique experience while in Tasmania.
Devonport is just over one hours' drive (103 kilometres/64 miles) from Launceston.




4 Formby Road
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 10.1K from Paloona

Lake Barrington - Devils Gate Dam


Lake Barrington is a man-made Hydro Tasmania lake in north-west Tasmania's Forth Valley. Lake Barrington is best known for its 2000 metre, eight-lane international-standard rowing course, used for rowing, canoeing and water skiing competitions.
The Lake Barrington State Recreation Area hugs the lake's foreshore where tall eucalypt and lush rainforest shelters a diversity of native wildlife.
The Recreation Area has a large day visitor shelter with wood barbecues, picnic tables and stretches of lawn along the shore. Toilet facilities on the eastern side of the lake have wheelchair access and a kiosk operates on weekends throughout summer and during major sporting events. There are also boat-launching ramps on both sides of the lake.
Camping in the State Recreation Area is not permitted, but campsites can be found at the northern end at Kentish Park. Bring along your own equipment and spend long summer days here rowing, water skiing, power boating, canoeing and model yachting.
Lake Barrington is 20 kilometres long and was formed in 1969 with the construction of the 84 metre high Devils Gate Dam on the Forth River.
The lake is a 45-minute drive (40 kilometres) south of Devonport.




C143
Lake Barrington, TAS, 7306

Located 10.4K from Paloona

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 10.8K from Paloona

Lillico Beach


Lillico Beach is a coastal reserve and penguin colony near Devonport in north-west Tasmania.
Just ten minutes west of Devonport, this narrow coastal strip is home to a colony of Little Penguins, also known as Fairy Penguins. At around 30 centimetres high and weighing in at just one kilo, the Little Penguin is the world's smallest penguin.
From the reserve's viewing platform you can watch the birds return to their burrows each evening after a day of fishing in the open ocean.
Local volunteers and Parks and Wildlife rangers are on-site during the breeding season (September to May) and summer months (mid-December to mid-February).




A1
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Located 10.8K from Paloona

Bells Parade Reserve


Picturesque Bell's Parade is situated on the Latrobe inlet of the Mersey River. It is named after Robert Bell, who with his half brother Henry Bentinck constructed a wharf and a store on the site in 1855.
From the 1880's it was the main port on the river, becoming northern Tasmania's second major trading port for a period.
Old English trees abound along the Parade adding natural splendour to the tranquillity and with barbecue facilities available it makes an ideal location for a picnic. It is also a popular spot during the warmer months for wedding ceremonies and photo opportunities.
In 1988 as a Bi-Centenary Project, Bell's Parade was extensively restored and beautified through community efforts, with significant contributions from Latrobe Service Clubs and local pioneer families. The history is beautifully depicted on sculptures by Tasmanian artist Stephen Walker, and located at Bell's Parade in an area known as 'Settlers Wharf'.
The 'Henley-On-The-Mersey' carnival is held at Bell's Parade annually on Australia Day, 26 January and has been a major social and sporting event for in excess of 85 years.




Bells Parade
Latrobe, TAS, 7307

Located 10.9K from Paloona

Paloona: Events

Devonport Cup


Flock to Spreyton for the annual running of the Devonport Cup - it's a great excuse to catch up with friends and enjoy a day of racing.
Devonport Cup has established itself as a premier social event as part of the Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival Series and is the major race meeting on the North West Coast.
Enjoy great racing, fashions, have a flutter and some fun.
Designated picnic spaces the terrace marquee is available for additional prices.
Check out our website for more information.


Event Dates
2017
      11th Jan


13 Racecourse Road,
Racecourse Road
Spreyton, TAS, 7310

Located 7.4K from Paloona

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