A round trip taking the 812 west from Mole Creek and turning off onto Union Bridge Road (C137) immediately after crossing Sassafras Creek. This picturesque route will take you across the Don River and up and over the Gog Range, through Paradise and Sheffield to Devonport. Return via Bass Highway and enjoy some fabulous food treats along the way.
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Elizabeth Town (20 minutes)
Don’t miss the opportunity to taste and purchase a wide variety of delicious fare at Ashgrove Farm Cheeses. Also home to the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and Cafe.
Ashgrove Farm Cheese: www.ashgrovecheese.com.au
Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe: www.raspberryfarmcafe.com
Sheffield (25 minutes)
Known as the Town of Murals, Sheffield has an ever-growing display of amazing outdoor art. Take a stroll around town and enjoy the painted scenery.
The annual Mural Fest is held in April, you can watch the artists at work. Take the scenic route from Mole Creek across the Gog Range, via Paradise – the drive alone is worth it.
Latrobe (45 minutes)
Home to the Axeman’s Hall of Fame, House of Anvers Chocolate Factory and the Cherry Shed. Latrobe’s many antique shops are an added attraction.
Anvers Chocolate Factory: www.anvers-chocolate.com.au
Port Sorell and Narawntapu National Park (50 mins)
Port Sorell is a rapidly developing beachside area east of Devonport, looking across a wide river estuary to Narawntapu National Park. The park stretches from low coastal ranges to long Bass Strait beaches, encompassing inlets, small islands, headlands, wetlands, dunes and lagoons.
Narawntapu is reputed to be one of the best places in Tasmania to view wildlife, with a rich array of native animals that come out each evening to graze on the grasslands.