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Activities and Events
We have many activities both in town and within a short drive.
Mountain Treks
Steam Train Rides
Horse Riding Tours
Swimming
Forest Walks
Skateboarding
Tennis
Rowing
Wildlife Encounters
Cave Adventures
Squash
Quad Bike Adventures
Topiary Tours
Lawn Bowls
Golf
Scenic Drives
CALENDAR of ACTIVITIES and EVENTS
December 3

Wilmot Produce Share - Wilmot Community Hall, 7pm-8pm
Bring your home grown produce and home cooking as well as any kitchen and garden related items, even some favourite recipes, kitchen utensils, gadgets, tools, materials, working appliances, odds and ends - anything that fits with our theme.
For further information phone 0429 004 417

December - Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods and collectables.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

December - Mondays and Wednesdays

Zumba -

Senior Citizen Centre - Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield
5.15pm - 6.15pm

December 3 - 4

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Website: www.redwater.org.au

December 10

Claude Road Markets Claude Road Hall 9am - 3pm
There will be lots of food and fun. A great opportunity for shopping or just a nice time with friends and good food. Featuring bric-a-brac, plants, craft and fabulous food at very reasonable prices, this country market will be a hive of activity.
For more information contact Kim Johnson on kim_l_Johnson@hotmail.com or phone: 6491 1853

December 10 - 11

Rowing Tasmania Regatta Program -

RT 2016/17 State Pennant 4 (SP4)
Lake Barrington International
The state's finest rowers converge for two days of rowing action.

Fore more details contact: www.rowingtasmania.com.au

December 16
Sheffield Christmas Parade - 6pm from Tandara
Floats, Fire Engines, Santa all go along the Main street, right in the middle of town. Come along and join nearly everyone in Sheffield as a participant or spectator.
The Lions Club of Kentish caters for the event sponsored by Kentish Council and local businesses. For more details phone: Don Thwaites 6491 1682
December 18

Bike Show 'N' Shine - Railton
Bike show and shine being held to compliment Railton Xmas sausage sizzle, trophies, best outfit, also best bike of show etc. Railton Fire Brigade will be on hand to do the snags and burgers. Free camping. A photographer will be on hand for individual shots all day. For the kids there is also a jumping castle and a best dressed bicycle and tricycle competition. For more information phone
Mike Gyles 0437684380 Railton Progress Association.

December 26

Sharing Christmas Lunch in Railton
If you are alone, homeless or simply strapped for cash you're welcome to join us and others in sharing Christmas lunch. Members of local churches are supporting the day. Sorry no alcohol permitted. If you would like to eat, help or both please call 64961044 rsvp December 16. Sponsored by House of Anvers, Hill Street IGA, Kmart, Railton Pharmacy, Sheffield Hub. Christmas lunch will be served at the King's Hall, Railton. Doors Open 11am.

December 26
Gowrie Park Wood Chopping Carnival
1415 Claude Road, Gowrie - Located 15km from Sheffield
The carnival will see some of the states best wood choppers compete between 10am - 4pm for prizes in many events including the jack and jill, underhand and tree felling. A historic machinery display will also be held as part of the carnival.
Free Entry: So get along and check out the action.

For more info call Cathy Bakes 64911699 or email: bakes101@aapt.net.au
January 1

New Years Eve in Wilmot...

Wilmot Tourist and Progress Association and Wilmot Cricket Club to host a family fun cricket match starting at 4pm to welcome in 2017.
Live entertainment. Sing - Dance - Play.
BBQ, salads, soft drinks and alcohol will be available for purchase.
Free Entry

January 1

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Website: www.redwater.org.au

January - Every Saturday
Railton Market - Railton Hotel grounds, Foster St Railton 8am-2pm

Weekly community market featuring craft, bric-a-brac and second-hand gems. Yes, a local market selling fresh flowers , fruit & veg second hand goods cans collectibles.
For further information phone Jackie 0427 652 366

January - First Tuesday

Wilmot Produce Share - Wilmot Community Hall, 7pm-8pm
Bring your home grown produce and home cooking as well as any kitchen and garden related items, even some favourite recipes, kitchen utensils, gadgets, tools, materials, working appliances, odds and ends - anything that fits with our theme. For further information phone 0429 004 417

January 7 - 8

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Website: www.redwater.org.au

January 14 - 15

Rowing Tasmania Regatta Program -

RT 2016/17 State Pennant 5 (SP5)
Lake Barrington International
The state's finest rowers converge for two days of rowing action.

Fore more details contact: www.rowingtasmania.com.au

January 26

Kentish Australia Day Celebrations
King George V Park from 8am

RSVP Kentish Council 16th January.

January 29
Barrington Hall Market 9am - 3pm
For more information contact Glynis: 6492 3188

There will be lots of food and fun. A great opportunity for shopping or just a nice time with friends and good food. Featuring bric-a-brac, plants, craft and fabulous food at very reasonable prices, this country market will be a hive of activity.

February 4 - 5

Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society... currently has over 1km of track. While there you can also see some of our other steam machinery working, and enjoy some real coffee and hot chocolate in the updated station cafe! Why not grab yourself a copy of The Railton-Roland Branch Line, the updated history of the Sheffield Railway – or one of the various souvenirs or items of memorabilia available? Trains run 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Website: www.redwater.org.au

February 25
WALKS AROUND TOWN - All Year
Sheffield 'Town Of Murals'
Delightful murals are painted on the side walls of most of the buildings throughout the town. Experience history told through art, as you wander through the outdoor art gallery. In 1986 the first mural commissioned was of Gustav Weindorfer, a passionate mountaineer, naturalist and conservationist.

Many murals embellish the buildings of the town, such as The Hardest Years (left) painted directly onto the Sheffield Bible Chapel.
www.SheffieldMurals.com

Working Art Space and Gallery
Albert Street, Sheffield
Open 10 - 4, Fri - Mon

Kentish Visitor Information Centre
5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield
Phone 03 6491 1036
Email:
kvic@kentish.tas.gov.au
The Working Art Space is open to the public with regular exhibitions and you may enjoy watching the different artists perfect their craft on site.

Many exhibitions and classes are held at the art space and can vary from paper making or painting using a palette knives, sponges, card board, fingers, whatever! Expect to see many different styles of art from Japanese Ink painting to hand crafted silver jewelry.
Eason Chan Mural

The participation of Eason Chan (陳奕迅) the Cantonese Pop singer attracts many tourists to visit the mural he painted in 2007. The Mural is located in Mural Park.

For more information on Tasmania's Outdoor Art Gallery visit:
SheffieldMurals.com
Tasmazia International Mural Fest in Pioneer Crescent.
“Pondering” by Gren freeman is the 2016 winning mural.

Every Easter, nine artists engage in a paint-off inspired by a single poem. The competitors have six and a half days to complete their artwork on boards set up in Mural Park. The paintings remain on display for a further twelve months until the next competition.

www.muralfest.com.au
Sheffield Mural Art Walk Sheffield has over 48 murals depicting the history of town and local region. Murals are spread throughout the town and Mural Walk Maps are free of charge and may be obtained from most businesses. The Mural Art Book is also available and can be purchased from most shops or the Visitor Information Centre at 5 Pioneer Cres, Sheffield 9am - 4pm daily.
Story of the Sheffield Murals Audio Tour (60 - 90 minute self-guided walking tour) The story begins with why the first mural was commissioned and how a rural town in economic decline was transformed into a thriving outdoor art gallery! The audio tours are excellent and entertaining - 'not to be missed'.

Local characters share their vision, tell their stories and fill us in on the history of Sheffield. Interviews with the artists, local identities and the instigators of the mural development are captured on the audio tour. Be entertained as you walk and take home a meaningful personal experience of the Kentish region.

The audio tours may be hired from:
Kentish Visitor Information Centre at
5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield.
Phone 03 6491 1036.
NATURE WALKS & PICNIC AREAS
Sykes Sanctuary is 40 acres of bushland with abundant birdlife, walking tracks and memorials to Norman Sykes. He was an eccentric conservationist who gave up city life to live in a small shack, close to nature. He bequeathed his property to the Railton community with the instruction that it be conserved as a bird and fauna sanctuary.

Access to Syke's Sanctuary is off the B14 at Railton.
Warrawee Forest Reserve has a five kilometre walk with access to barbeque facilities, tables and three ponds stocked with trout. Platypus can sometimes be viewed on tours conducted early in the morning or at dusk with the Latrobe Landcare Group. Tours should be pre-booked a day or two before arriving at the reserve.
Cradle Mountain National Park
The months of December - April are recommended to walkers inexperienced in Tasmanian conditions. However, walkers are warned that rapidly changing weather conditions can occur at any time of the year. These can include howling winds, sleet, snow, relentless rain and blazing sun. It is recommended that you obtain the latest weather forecast before setting out.
Mount Roland Conservation Area & Regional Reserve
The reserve consists of 7600 hectares surrounding the range. The walk takes in the plains and plateau leading to the summit of the peak. There are two tracks to the summit which provide spectacular 360 degree views to Bass Strait, Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff. Mount Roland stands at 1234 metres above sea level. More at www.mtroland.com.au
Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve is located on Railton Road, Latrobe.

Renowned for the diversity of native terrestrial orchids, some of the orchids are listed as rare and endangered species . Moreover, some of the orchids are not only endemic to the state of Tasmania, but to the local area.

The walk takes approximately 45 minutes and starts from the carpark off Railton Road. The reserve does not have any public facilities and there are no entry fees to pay.
O'Neil's Creek Picnic Reserve O'Neil's Creek originates from rain water from the watersheds off the western face of Mt Roland and Mt Van Dyke. O'Neil's Creek is host to the iridescent dragonfly, frogs, yabbies, freshwater crayfish and platypus. O'Neil's Creek Nature Trail is approximately 700 metres to O'Neil's Road and leads to the start of the Mt Roland Regional Reserve walking tracks. You will find White Gum eucalypts, Blackwood trees, Browntop Stringybarks, Myrtle trees, Sassafras trees, tree ferns and Dogwood trees.
Lake Barrington Nature Reserve is a picturesque setting next to the spectacular Lake Barrington.

Lake Barrington is ideal for water-based activities such as swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. Picnic areas with sheltered tables, BBQs and toilets are available within the reserve.

A kiosk operates on weekends in summer and during major sporting events.
Cradle Country Adventures - Kimberley
Cradle Mountain Canyons - Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain Helicopters - Cradle Mountain
Murrays Day Out - Tasmania
Sheffield Golf Club INC - Sheffield
Tasafari - Moina
Tasmanian Helicopters - Latrobe
 
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