Latrobe, Tas

Latrobe Attractions

Axeman's Hall of Fame

The Axeman’s Hall of Fame and Timberworks is a museum showcasing Australia’s wood-chopping sporting champions. Within the collections in the museum there are items ranging from Sashes, Trophies, Photographs, wood-chopping tools, shoes, singlets, medals and more. Within the museum building there is a static interpretive display, with dioramas and taxidermies of Platypus and other Tasmanian Flora and Fauna plus you will see a live display of fish, set in tanks with information on their life and breeding cycles. There is also a display of trophies and sashes that were won by the Melbourne Cup winner, Piping Lane

From the south, turn left off the Bass Highway at the southern entrance to Latrobe onto Gilbert Street. Travel 3 kilometres through the town then turn right onto River Road. After 350 metres turn left onto Bells Parade and the Museum/Information Centre is a short distance on the right.

From the north, take the 3rd exit at the roundabout at the northern end of Latrobe (near the Mersey Community Hospital) onto Moriarty Road. Travel 900 metres, take the 3rd exit onto Gilbert Street, travel 1 kilometres, turn right onto River Road then left onto Bells Parade.

Dooley's Hill Reserve Walks

Lower Reserve Walk - From Kings Park picnic area to William Street over the Kings Creek footbridge a distance of 500 metres.

Round the Hill Walk - From the Sheean Walk behind Dooley's Cottage to the junction of the Forth/Upper Hamilton Street joining up with the ‘Top of the Hill’ walk turning left at the ‘Steep Climb’ walk and descending down to the Kings Park picnic grounds a distance of 1.5 kilometres.

Steep Climb Walk - From Kings Park picnic grounds to the junction of the ‘Top of the Hill’ walk a distance of 330 metres then turning right and returning to the park grounds a distance of 1.25 kilometres.

Top of the Hill Walk - From the reserve end of Twiss Street to the top of Forth Street a distance of 750 metres.

Reserve & River Walk - From Kings Park to Forth Street and Hamilton Street junction, along Hamilton Street to Hawkins Street. Follow this to the reserve end of Twiss Street and walk the Dooley's Hill plateau to the junction at River Road then follow River Road south past Bell's Parade and walk back up Gilbert Street to Kings Park picnic ground a distance of 6 kilometres.

Steep Reserve & River Walk - Start from the bottom of Hawkins Street and then follow the same route as the Reserve and River Walk. Hawkins Street will test your fitness.


This is a model village built to 1/5th scale of Lower Crackpot, a Lilliputian village, in a garden setting flanked by the world’s largest collection of botanical mazes. There are actually 8 mazes some of which are the Hexagon Maze, Balance Maze and Confusion Maze. The adults can also wander through the lavender farm and the kids can play in ‘Cubby Town’.

Turn west off the Bass Highway, 17 kilometres north of Emu Bay Road (northern entrance to Deloraine) at the tiny village of Elizabeth Town, onto Railton Road. Follow this road for 20 kilometres to the township of Railton. Turn left onto Sheffield Road and follow this road for 11 kilometres to the township of Sheffield. At the western end of Sheffield turn left onto West Kentish Road and travel 7.5 kilometres then turn left onto Staverton Road. Tasmazia is another 5 kilometres on the right.

The House of Anvers

The House of Anvers is set in 1.12 hectares with lots of old trees from around the world. When you visit you will see the qualified staff tempering, moulding and enrobing fine couverture chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudges and more. Entry is free and self-guided tours are available at no charge. Organised tours can be arranged by appointment for a minimum of 10 people, Monday to Friday, for a small fee.

Located on the Bass Highway, 3 kilometres north of the Latrobe turnoff (Gilbert Street) and 5 kilometres south of the Mersey River at Devonport

This page last reviewed on 17 Jul 2016