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the Great Western Tiers region. Spanning from Paramatta Creek
in the west to Prospect Vale in the east, this municipality is
littered with gorges, caves, forests and waterfalls. Park the van
and put on your hiking boots; you need to explore this area on
foot. Put aside six hours to cover the Meander Forest Reserve
walking trail. Despite its length, novice walkers should cope with
the trail. You will be amply rewarded by the views of Meander
Falls and able to rest your legs upon your return to the carpark.
There, you’ll be able to make use of the picnic tables and toilets.
Another picnic destination on the Meander River is north at
the Deloraine Train Park. This place, on the northern banks, is a
good area for young families to rest from their regional tour. The
Train Park has a massive, fenced steam train with stair access, a
small playground, BBQ facilities and a public toilet.
Liffey Falls is another place to add to your list of destinations.
Located east of Jackey’s Marsh and south of Golden valley, it’s
probably the most sought after location in the Great Western
Tiers. There are two walks from the carparks to the falls. The
easiest starts from the upper car park – which fortunately also
has the better picnic facilities. This walk takes 45 minutes return
and is on a better-made walking track. If you’re looking for a
challenge, then park your caravan in the lower carpark and gear
yourself up for a three-hour trek.
After you’ve explored the natural beauty of Tasmania’s
heartland, head north-east to Launceston. It’s got over 200
parks, so you’re bound to find another sterling picnic location
such as Cataract Gorge Reserve. Just 15 minutes walk along the
Tamar River from the city centre, it’s a wonderful setting that has
been enticing picnic-goers since the late 1800s. You’ll be able to
marvel at the Gorge on a slow-moving chairlift that spans just
under 500 metres. With both a café and restaurant nearby, this
might be just the time when you conveniently forget to bring
You will need that picnic basket if you add Punchbowl
Reserve on your ‘To Do’ list. This park is popular with local
families. The name comes from the small gorge that has formed
between Norwood and Newstead suburbs. The Reserve also
hosts a community garden, which is rich in herbs and vegetables
from its sunny, northern-slope location. With raised beds and
wide paths, this garden is truly accessible by all people. Put in a
helping hand and you might be able to take home some local
produce for your next picnic adventure.
Lakeside caravan, motor home and
camping sites close to town. A great base to
explore Corinna’s Tarkine Wilderness and Cradle
Mountain National Park. Powered and
unpowered sites, budget prices.
Bookings at Council Office,
Smith St, Waratah
Ph 03 6439 7100 (Mon-Fri)
Tarkine Interpretation Centre and Gallery
Kenworthy’s Stamper Mill Museum & Gift Shop
Town of Tin Walk
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Conveniently located 25 minutes from the Spirit
and Sheffield (gateway to Cradle Mountain), ETC
is also 5 minutes from the picturesque town of
Deloraine, home to the Great Western Tiers Visitor
Centre and local shopping.
Open from 6.00am daily ETC offers an extensive
breakfast menu including delicious Pastries and
freshly ground coffee.
ETC’s lunch menu includes gourmet burgers and
fries, a comprehensive range of pies, including
Tasmanian Scallop and Chicken and
Camembert, fresh salads, baguettes, wraps and
sandwiches. Gluten free options are available.
Allocated caravan parking and turning area.
Elizabeth Town Bakery Café
5783 Bass Highway Elizabeth Town TAS 7304
Tel: (03) 6368 1350 Fax: (03) 6368 1438
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15235 Bass Highway, Somerset, 7322 | Phone 03 64 352322
The Somerset Beachside Cabin and
Caravan Park is perfect to base your
exploration of the North West coast – its
located within an hour and a half of Cradle
Mountain (south), Leven Canyon (east)
and Marrawah (west). The 42 powered
sites are large, at, easily accessed and serviced by a wonderful
clean amenities block. Self contained, fully linened, cosy timber
cabins are also available. The pet friendly park has extensive
gardens throughout and a magnicent café which specializes in
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