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West Kentish: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Claude Road Market


The Claude Road Market is a country market in Sheffield, north west Tasmania. Sheffield is 30 minutes south of Devonport (30 kilometres) and 90 minutes west of Launceston (93 kilometres).
Every three months (March, June, September and Decmber) on the third Saturday of the month, Sheffield's Claude Road Memorial Hall fills with stallholders and treasure hunters for the Claude Road Market. Here you can find fresh organic fruit and vegetables, garden and farm produce and locally made preserves, curry pastes, jams and sauces. The market has a strong emphasis on arts and crafts. Browse the creations of local artists and craftspeople and make your selection from the offerings of jewellery, clothing, leatherwork, hand weaving and ceramics. The Claude Road Market is open from 9am until 2pm.
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.




Claude Road Memorial Hall,
787 Claude Road,
Claude Road
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 4.3K from West Kentish

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 5.3K from West Kentish

World of Marbles and the Contraptuary


The World of Marbles specialises in hand-made glass marbles, based in Sheffield, North West Tasmania. All marbles feature contemporary art designs and many are made on site. The studio is open for visitors to watch the marble making process using hot glass. There is a gallery with marbles to purchase, a kids room full of playing marbles and an exhibition room which houses the owners' private collection. This is the only gallery of its type in Australia.




34 Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.5K from West Kentish

Slaters Country Store


Slaters Country Store is an historic general store in Sheffield, northern Tasmania. Sheffield is a one-hour drive from Launceston (93 km) and a 30-minute drive from Devonport (30 km).
Established in 1899, Slaters Country Store has been operated for over 100 years by five generations of owner-managers. The historic building retains its original fa?ade and broad veranda, and is located in central Sheffield. You can browse through the store's range of merchandise including clothing and Tasmanian souvenirs. Look out for quirky features like the antique wall telephone and learn a little of some of Sheffield's more famous murals.
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.




52 Main Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.5K from West Kentish

Mural Park


The epicentre of the annual International Mural Fest, this park houses the murals of the nine international finalists from that year's competition. Mural Park also features the Wall of Fame, which presents the winning murals from previous years' competitions. The murals follow a competition theme each year, in which murals must be painted to fit a theme derived from the winning entry in a poem competition held as part of International Mural Fest. Entry to Mural Park is free.




6 Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.5K from West Kentish

Tasmazia and The Village of Lower Crackpot


Tasmazia, a maze complex, model village, Pancake Parlour and Gift Shop in Promised Land, north-west Tasmania. Promised Land is situated 15 km south-west of Sheffield and 40 km south-west of Devonport.
Tasmazia has a total of eight mazes. You can lose yourself in the Great Maze (one of the world's largest botanical mazes), the Hampton Court Maze, the Yellow Brick Road Maze, the Hexagonal Maze, the Cage, the Irish maze and the Confusion Maze and test your co-ordination on the Balance Maze.
Explore the Village of Lower Crackpot, a fanciful artwork in the form of a small-scale village. Visit the recently-opened Embassy Gardens, containing sixty buildings dedicated to over 40 countries. You can also indulge yourself in the Pancake Parlour and browse through the Gift Shop for locally made crafts and clothing, many exclusive to Tasmazia as well as quirky games and puzzles.
Tasmazia has been devised and built on a former dairy farm, which was later converted to lavender. The property remains a working lavender farm which you can see in full flower during the month of January. Visit the Gift Shop to choose from the range of Tudor Lane and Lavender House products.




500 Staverton Road
Promised Land, TAS, 7306

Located 5.8K from West Kentish

West Kentish: Events

Claude Road Market


The Claude Road Market is a country market in Sheffield, north west Tasmania. Sheffield is 30 minutes south of Devonport (30 kilometres) and 90 minutes west of Launceston (93 kilometres).
Every three months (March, June, September and Decmber) on the third Saturday of the month, Sheffield's Claude Road Memorial Hall fills with stallholders and treasure hunters for the Claude Road Market. Here you can find fresh organic fruit and vegetables, garden and farm produce and locally made preserves, curry pastes, jams and sauces. The market has a strong emphasis on arts and crafts. Browse the creations of local artists and craftspeople and make your selection from the offerings of jewellery, clothing, leatherwork, hand weaving and ceramics. The Claude Road Market is open from 9am until 2pm.



Event Dates
2016
      24th Dec
2017
      18th Mar


787 Claude Road
Claude Road, TAS, 7306

Located 4.3K from West Kentish

Sheffield Town Hall Market


The Sheffield Town Hall Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, from 9am to 2pm, at the Sheffield Town Hall on High St, Sheffield.
The stalls along High Street and inside the Town Hall include fresh produce, secondhand goods, biscuits and cakes, preserves, handcrafts and handmade gifts and stationery supplies.
Coffee and yummy food are available with seating in the supper room of the Town Hall.


Event Dates
2016
      10th Dec


High Street
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.5K from West Kentish

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
2017
      16th Apr
      17th Apr
      18th Apr
      19th Apr
      20th Apr
      21st Apr
      22nd Apr


Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 5.6K from West Kentish

West Kentish: 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 5.6K from West Kentish

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