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Weegena: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ashgrove Farm Cheese


Ashgrove Farm Cheese at Elizabeth Town make superb traditional English country cheese, such as Cheddar and Lancashire.
Cheesemaker Jane Bennett honed her skills in England before putting them to good use in the family business in northern Tasmania, set within the lush green pastures that sustain the 700-strong herd.
Despite adhering to traditional techniques, she has not been afraid to push the boundaries, producing niche products such as wasabi cheese and lavender cheese.
You can view the cheese making and maturing area from the shop, where you can taste Ashgrove cheeses before buying. Other quality Tasmanian cheeses are for sale, as well as chutneys and relishes to eat with them, and a selection of Tasmanian wines.




6173 Bass Highway
Elizabeth Town, TAS, 7304

Located 7.1K from Weegena

Trowunna Wildlife Park


Trowunna Wildlife Park is a family wildlife park at Mole Creek not far from Cradle Mountain. Trowunna was established in 1979 and covers 65 acres of serene sanctuary for Tasmania's native wildlife. Unchanged in 25 years, Trowunna Wildlife Park gives you the opportunity to experience the magic of nature's wonderland.
At Trowunna you can see more than 35 species of birds and animals, You can get up close and hand-feed the free-ranging kangaroos and wallabies. Or you can take an interactive guided tour and see Tasmanian devils being hand-fed.
Trowunna Wildlife Park is open daily 0900 to 1700. Daily interactive tours are conducted at 1100, 1300 and 1500. Learn about the successful conservation breeding programs that have been conducted at Trowunna since 1985 with native wildlife such as tasmanian devils, wombats and quolls.
Group bookings and private tours are welcome and Devil and/or Wombat full day workshops are available.




1892 Mole Creek Road
Mole Creek, TAS, 7304

Located 10.8K from Weegena

Honey Farm - The


Discover the tastes, flavours and textures of honey at The Honey Farm in Chudleigh, Tasmania. Nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range, the vibrant cartoon bees adorning the building are difficult to miss.
Inside you will be taken on a journey of discovery into the amazing world of the honeybee. There are over 50 different honeys to taste, from single origin honeys, such as Tasmanian Leatherwood, to indulgent gourmet delights like the rich Honey Chocolate Paste.
After tasting the honeys, explore the secrets of the hive with audio-visual and interactive displays. A feature is the glass beehive. Watch the bees busily producing honey, try to spot the queen bee and maybe even watch a newly born bee hatching from its cell- all from behind the safety of glass.
Not only does The Honey Farm have the widest range of honey available in Tasmania, but also a unique range of honeybee related giftware, skincare products for both therapeutic and cosmetic use, and health-boosting Apitherapy products such as Propolis, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen and Manuka Honey. Tastings and entry to The Honey Farm are free.
The village of Chudleigh is just under a one-hour drive west of Launceston (64 km).




39 Sorell Street
Chudleigh, TAS, 7304

Located 11.1K from Weegena

Wychwood Garden and Nursery


Wychwood Garden and Nursery, Mole Creek, is a stunning example of a beautiful temperate garden. It features unusual plants, particularly those that can withstand heat and frost. The garden and nursery cover around one hectare (2.5 acres) and are nestled under the Great Western Tiers, near picturesque Mole Creek, Northern Tasmania. Wychwood is a leisurely one-hour drive from Launceston and Devonport, on Highway B12 (Cradle Country Touring Route), the main road to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and just near Mole Creek Caves.
The garden features sweeping borders full of perennials, old roses and ornamental grasses plus a fruit and vegetable garden, a heritage apple orchard (with resident geese), water features and woodland areas.
In the creek paddock you will find a medieval-designed grass labyrinth, which is beautiful viewed from the rise above. For plant enthusiasts, a wealth of rare and interesting specimens can be found, including the renowned double white hellebore, numerous pulmonaria cultivars, hardy cyclamens, epimediums, fritillaries, snake bark maples and much more.
Wychwood was recently featured on a stamp released as part of a series celebrating Open Gardens Australia, and a stunning book 'Wychwood' was released late 2014.




80 Den Road
Mole Creek, TAS, 7304

Located 13.2K from Weegena

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 13.4K from Weegena

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 15.1K from Weegena

Weegena: Events

Chudleigh Show


With the first show held in 1889, The Chudleigh Show is one of Tasmania's oldest shows. An annual event creating a great family day and showing the best of what the local area has to offer.
Expect to see poultry, cattle, sheep, horses and dairy heifers and sheep dogs as they show and compete for "best of show". Wander through displays of utes and vintage tractors and be entertained by the trick horse display.
The woodchopping event will represent the serious sporting side of the Show and the not so serious, but steeped in tradition, the Chudleigh Cup will run again. There are no real horses in the Chudleigh Cup but there are lots of people dressed up as horses and doing a lot of horsing around.
Free Kid's activities run all day from 10am in a dedicated area.
There are many interesting stalls ranging from delicious Ice Creams to novelties and gourmet salts!


Event Dates
2017
      18th Feb


Chudleigh Showgrounds
Chudleigh, TAS, 7304

Located 11.2K from Weegena

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
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Cnr Spring and Main Streets
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 15.1K from Weegena

Sheffield Medieval Festival


The Sovereign Military Order of the Knights Templar Tasmania (SMOKTT) presents a wonderful merry-making family event displaying some of the best Sword, Jousting and Archery skills.
New to the event this year is Horse back archers, recently returned from USA tournaments.
From Tug-O-War, kids participative games, Medieval Dress Competition, to stalls, hot and cold food, bar, camping, Music entertainment on Saturday night, Belly dancing displays and MUCH more, there is something for the whole family to experience and enjoy at this affordable and amazing medieval extravaganza.


Event Dates
2016
      24th Sep
      25th Sep


Main Street and Spring Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7000

Located 15.1K from Weegena

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
2017
      11th Mar
      12th Mar
      13th Mar


Cnr Main and Spring Streets
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 15.1K from Weegena

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