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Stoodley: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Sykes Sanctuary


English World War 1 engineer Norman Sykesbought 15 hectares of land near Railton to get away from people and because he felt nature was good for the soul.
While he was an eccentric hermit, he was famous in Railton as he was often seen riding his bicycle to town for supplies.
Suddenly, in 1977, he loaded all his belongings into a pram, bequeathed his land to the Kentish Council to keep in trust for all the people of Railton and visitors to enjoy, then moved to Melbourne, never to be seen by Railton residents again.
Mr Sykes left his property for nature conservation, and so people could enjoy the peace, tranquility and serenity. On the site, his son, Ian, constructed two bizarre monuments with mathematical equations said to explain the origins of the universe and spirituality, using ancient theories from Pythagoras, Confucius, the Sumerian Oannes, the Indian Kapila, the Egyptian Imhotep, the Chinese Fu Shi, and spiritual leader Buddha.
Today Sykes Sanctuary is a spiritual and intriguing site where visitors can quietly sit and listen to birdsong, see wildlife in their natural environs, and reflect.




Sunnyside Rd
Railton, TAS, 7306

Located 4.4K from Stoodley

Kimberleys Lookout


A 90-minute return walk with medium gradients (short stretches are steep), It provides stunning 360-degree views of the rolling agricultural hills of Kentish with a backdrop of Mt Roland, Cradle Mountain and the Western Tiers to the south, and much of Tasmania's northern coastline to the north, plus some dramatic valleys.
Access is via High Street, which becomes Nook Road as it leaves the Sheffield township. The turn-off to the car park is next to the golf course, about 2km north from town.




Nook Road
Nook, TAS, 7306

Located 4.9K from Stoodley

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 5.5K from Stoodley

Redwater Creek Railway


Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society operates steam train rides on the first full weekend of every month at the Sheffield Steam and Heritage Centre in Sheffield . 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. While there you can also take a look at our machinery, there is usually someone to take you through the shed and answer questions.
In 2017 we have a new attraction - our Miniature Railway will give you something else for the kids to do - and you too, you can both ride.
On the Sundays we're open, the Model Railway is open too - take the kids to watch the little trains go around the lovely layout the model club members have created.
Redwater Creek Railway's Coffee Shop has a Tasmanian Barrel wood heater keeping everyone nice and cosy in the winter. You can order a hot chocolate or freshly brewed coffee , take it on the train with you, or sit for awhile in our cafe to drink it and have a chat.




Cnr Spring Street and Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 6.5K from Stoodley

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 6.5K from Stoodley

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 6.8K from Stoodley

On Trak Gallery


The region is known as "Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery" and is a hub for local artists.
The On Trak Gallery features some of the finest art and craft by local artisans in a rolling series of exhibitions and presentations.
Art is for sale.
Entry is free.
Why not stop in and have a look at this selection of high-quality local art while at the Sheffield Visitor Information Centre.




2 Albert St,
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 6.9K from Stoodley

Sheffield 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 6.9K from Stoodley

Stoodley: Events

SteamFest 2018


Lots of raves from visitors showed our 2017 SteamFest was a steaming success! Our 2018 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because we always aim for more next time! Every year we want to build on what we've achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts and fresh produce, and new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities. In 2017 we opened our new Miniature Railway - another attraction for the littlies and the not so young!
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
2018
      10th Mar
      11th Mar
      12th Mar


Cnr Main and Spring Streets
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 6.5K from Stoodley

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.


Event Dates
2018
      1st Apr
      2nd Apr
      3rd Apr
      4th Apr
      5th Apr
      6th Apr
      7th Apr


Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 7.0K from Stoodley

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