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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 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 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

Kentish Museum


The Kentish Museum is a heritage museum at Sheffield, North West Tasmania. Sheffield is a 40-minute drive south of Devonport (30 km) and a one-hour drive west of Launceston (93 km).
The Kentish museum preserves and displays artefacts from Sheffield's history. Exhibits include agricultural machinery, minerals, shop fittings, old books, historical newspapers, pioneer household effects and clothing. The museum also has excellent displays on the history of hydro-electricity in the local area. The Kentish Museum is located in Sheffield's main street and is open from 1000 until 1500 each day.
Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict 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.




93 Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 6.8K 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

Stoodley: 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.


Event Dates
2017
      1st Apr
      2nd Apr
      6th May
      7th May


Cnr Spring and Main Streets
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 6.5K from Stoodley

The Sheffield Tasmania Medieval Festival 2017


This Tasmania Medieval festival is a truly amazing event that continues to grow and attract a National and International quality of entrant.
Amongst the attractions you will see in 2017 are 4 x jousters and their angry horses attacking each other at full pace. Steel sword combat from members of various combat organisations and groups. Firing 6lbs cannon and working trebuchet machine. Archery display. Snake display. Belly Dancers. Face Painting. Tasmanian Psychic readings. Pony Rides and games of skill. Merchants Lane. Hot and Cold food. Small Bar. Camping available by prior authority. Family friendly event and pricing.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Oct
      15th Oct


Main Street and Spring Street .
Sheffield Tasmania 7306, TAS, 7306

Located 6.5K from Stoodley

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