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Mole Creek

Mole Creek offers some of the richest and most diverse natural wonders of the Great Western Tiers region. Exploration underground reveals the world-class King Solomons and Marakoopa Caves, a major attraction for visitors. Above ground is equally spectacular with natural gems in the mountains, highland plateau and rainforest country of the World Heritage Area. If wildlife is your thing, there's an abundance of native animals on display at Trowunna Wildlife Park; home of the Devil Education and Research Centre.

Meander

Meander is a small rural settlement set amongst some of Tasmania's most beautiful scenery. As you enter Meander from Stocker's Plains you are faced with the imposing rim of the Great Western Tiers - spectacular, especially in winter when the tops are covered in snow.

Chudleigh

Chudleigh is named after a village in Devon, England. It is a small, pretty village set in beautiful countryside between Mole Creek and Deloraine. Chudleigh's history is bound up with one well-known character, Henry Reed, who had a large property there in 1837.

Hadspen

Hadspen is a delightful township on the banks of the South Esk River. It has a mix of modern homes that are popular with young families, and wonderful colonial buildings dating back as far as 1820.

Carrick

Great examples of this include St Andrews Church (1848), Balmoral (1851), The Old Watchhouse (1837), Carrick Inn (1833) and the Old Mill House (1867), where the picturesque Liffey River crosses the western end of the township.

Prospect Vale

The suburb of Prospect Vale is situated on the western perimeter of Launceston in Northern Tasmania. It's the perfect place to start your Great Western Tiers adventure if you are traveling from either Hobart or Launceston.

Bracknell

Bracknell is a small, tranquil town set in a beautiful rural landscape under the backdrop of the majestic Great Western Tiers. Originally established to service the needs of the forestry industry, Bracknell is now a service centre for the farming community.

Elizabeth Town

Elizabeth Town is a hotspot on the Gourmet Trail, and a favourite stop for commuters traveling between Launceston, Deloraine and Devonport.

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