Featured stops | Longford | Hagley | Westbury | Pearn’s Steam World | Deloraine | Ashgrove Cheese Outlet |
Leaving Longford, turn left onto the B52 Illawarra Road and then turn left onto Hwy#1 Bass Highway.
Watch for the turnoff to the right onto the B54 and after leaving Hwy#1, turn hard left onto the old road that is the main street of Hagley.
The road runs back under Hwy#1, and then comes to Westbury.
These old villages were established in the early 1800’s and you can get a very good feel for the lifestyle of the area.
Pearn’s Steam World
Pearn’s Steam World, on the right as you drive through Westbury, is worth a visit by those interested in old steam driven machinery.
This is widely regarded as the finest collection of steam driven machinery in the Southern Hemisphere.
The park on the left just before the road dips down across the river is an interesting stop. Rather than return to Hwy#1 Bass Highway, stay on the B54 Meander Valley Road as it winds its way into Deloraine.
Cross the Meander River at Deloraine (perhaps stop at the Riverside Park for a few minutes) and climb the hill through this rather pretty, historic township.
Stay on the main street, There is a full supermarket on the left as you come up Emu Bay road is you need supplies.
Stay on Emu Bay Road, until it joins Hwy#1, the Bass Highway and continue on towards Devonport and Burnie.
After driving through Elizabeth Town, watch for the Ashgrove Cheese Shop on the left. A delicious presentation of local produce awaits for foodies.
The scenery in this part of Tasmania varies from open farmland with mountains on the horizon, to woodland and replanted forests that are commercial timber growing operations.
It is an area of rolling hills, gentle valleys and pleasant scenery.