Wychwood Garden & Nursery, Den Rd, Mole Creek
Discover the imaginative, inspiring one-hectare garden, one of only six Australian gardens featured in the book Gardens of the World.
Huge borders filled with unusual perennials, grasses and shrubs. Small orchard of heritage fruit trees, productive potager, trout-filled creek, birch copses, roses, espaliered apples. Magnificent autumn colour mid-April/mid-May. Grass labyrinth, specialist nursery and garden shop/gallery attached. Wheelchair access to most areas, toilet. New owners were adopted by the garden in 2016 and they have re-invigorated the garden’s vitality. A number of ‘garden rooms’ provide space and quiet contemplation.
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Stephens Honey Factory, 25 Pioneer Dr, Mole Creek
Local primary producing industry employing 10 – 15 local people producing and packing honey of the highest quality, including the uniquely flavoured leatherwood honey which is only produced in Tasmania.
The leatherwood tree traces back to the time of Gondwanaland. This pure honey is produced from wilderness areas, many listed as World Heritage Areas, bringing to you one of the finest quality products in the world.
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Phone: 03 6363 1170
Alum Cliffs Gorge Lookout
An enchanting short walk (about 40 minutes return) takes you to a forest lookout perched high above the Mersey River (shown at the very top right in this picture, viewed from below), as it flows along the valley through the Alum Cliffs Gorge. From the carpark, steps climb to a forest clearing where you will find one of the installations which form the Great Western Tiers Sculpture Trail -Soulevement-Triangulaire, point de vue – by David Jones.
This enormous structure acknowledges the triangulation of three major physical references – Quamby Bluff, Alum Cliffs Gorge and Western Bluff, as seen from the site of the sculpture. The all-weather path continues on through forest, along a high, tapering ridge, until you reach the breath-taking lookout platform.
Tulampanga, a sacred celebration place
Tulampanga, or Alum Cliffs, was a place of particular social and spiritual significance to Aborigines because of the ochre to be found in that area of the Gog Range. Many tribes traveled to Tulampanga to obtain this highly prized material and for them this was a sacred celebration place. The connection of Aboriginal people with the Mole Creek area is thought to date back more than 10,000 years, and the Pallittorre band of the North tribe was based around Mole Creek/Meander. To these early inhabitants, the Great Western Tiers were known as Kooparoona Niara, or Mountains of the Spirits, culturally significant as the meeting place of three Aboriginal nations.
How to Get There: Turn right at the end of our driveway – only .8km away!
Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot
Tasmazia is a wonderful family attraction and features no less than 8 mazes, a whimsical model village built to 1/5th scale, the Honey Boutique, the Pancake Parlour, a gift shop and a lavender farm, all featuring the wonderful backdrop of majestic Mt Roland.
Follow the signs from Sheffield – this is a must see.
Tasmania’s Great Lakes
From Mole Creek, either via Deloraine or you can wind your way along the base of the Great Western Tiers via Caveside, Western Creek and Meander, or you can pick up the Lake Highway for a sensational scenic drive which winds its way up the face of the Tiers to Tasmania’s central plateau.
Once you reach the plateau, which is about 1200 metres above sea level, you will enter the Central Plateau Conservation Area and, as you follow the highway, the landscape will open out before you to wide vistas over Australia’s largest natural freshwater lake – Great Lake – one of a series of huge natural lakes which dot the central plateau.
Famed for its recreational fishing (as of course are Tasmania’s many other lakes and rivers), you will come across clusters of fishermen’s shacks along the way, but the area is otherwise largely uninhabited.
With over 3000 lakes, rivers and streams Tasmania it is an anglers paradise and regarded by many as Australia’s premier wild trout fishing destination. Salmon and trout ova were brought to Tasmania by ship in 1864 and although the salmon failed, but the brown trout thrived in the Tasmanian environment and were later used to stock the waters of other States of Australia and New Zealand.
Fishing Waters Around Mole Creek
There are many lakes and rivers in the general vicinity offering fine trout fishing. Heading west you will find the Mersey River on your way to Sheffield or Lakes Parangana and Rowallan on the way to Cradle Mountain. Going east you have the choice of the Meander River and Huntsman Lake with Brushy Lagoon and Four Springs Lakes the other side of Westbury.