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Activities
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
July 24, 25, 26 & 27

Devonport Jazz - Devonport
Devonport Jazz is an annual music festival in the City of Devonport. The award winning four day festival, features Australian Jazz musicians who excel in their field. We have leading jazz musicians to entertain you in and around our pubs, clubs, vineyards, churches, cafes, Entertainment & Convention Centre and Chocolate Factory, to name a few. Devonport Jazz is a celebration of all jazz genres - both old and new. Devonport Jazz breaks the mould by incorporating elements of education, food, visual art, dance and film into the traditional jazz festival program. For more details go to: www.devonportjazz.com

August 2 - 3

Redwater Creek Railway - Spring Street, Sheffield
Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society operates steam train rides on the first full weekend of every month from the original Sheffield railway station. Trains run every half hour from 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. 1906 Krauss loco & Tasmanian heritage coaches - over a hundred years old and still going strong! The only working Krauss loco in Australia! Great coffee is now available at the new station cafe. For further information visit: www.redwater.org.au

August 10
Chocolate Winterfest - Latrobe 10.30am - 4pm

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.

Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.
For more information please visit www.chocolatewinterfest.com.au

August 12 & 26

Kentish Community Kitchen
Sheffield Town Hall, Supper Room
66 High Street Sheffield

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, at 6.30pm

Kentish Community Kitchen is a warm, friendly place where everyone from our community may come and share a two course meal together for the cost of a gold coin donation.
Chris Clark on 6491 2500 (Kentish Council)

September 6
Wilmot Markets - Wilmot Town Hall, Main Road, Wilmot, 9am-2pm
Wilmot Hills Winery, top quality green olive oil and a fantastic range of soaps and lotions, Local honey, plants and fresh produce, a great range of second hand clothes, nic nacs, records, DVDs and computer games. A huge selection of home made cakes, biscuits, jams and spreads. Fresh baked breads and pastries in the “Coffee Shop”. Live poultry and pets. It's a great day to pick up a bargain.

Got something to sell? Call Shirly Stewart on 6492 1484. “The Friendly Markets”
September 6 - 7

Redwater Creek Railway - Spring Street, Sheffield
Redwater Creek Steam and Heritage Society operates steam train rides on the first full weekend of every month from the original Sheffield railway station. Trains run every half hour from 11am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. 1906 Krauss loco & Tasmanian heritage coaches - over a hundred years old and still going strong! The only working Krauss loco in Australia! Great coffee is now available at the new station cafe. For further information visit: www.redwater.org.au

September 9 & 23

Kentish Community Kitchen
Sheffield Town Hall, Supper Room
66 High Street Sheffield

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, at 6.30pm

Kentish Community Kitchen is a warm, friendly place where everyone from our community may come and share a two course meal together for the cost of a gold coin donation.
Chris Clark on 6491 2500 (Kentish Council)

September 13

Sheffield Town Hall Market - High Street, Sheffield. 9am -2 pm.

Stalls both inside and outside the Town Hall along High Street. Clothing and curiosities. Local crafts and jewelry. Embroidery, incense, scrap booking, wooden toys, bric-a-brac, home cooking, hot food, fresh produce.

It's a great day out in the 'Town of Murals'.

October 7 & 21

Kentish Community Kitchen
Sheffield Town Hall, Supper Room
66 High Street Sheffield

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, at 6.30pm

Kentish Community Kitchen is a warm, friendly place where everyone from our community may come and share a two course meal together for the cost of a gold coin donation.
Chris Clark on 6491 2500 (Kentish Council)

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. More at: 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.
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.

The winner for 2014 was 'Then and Now: A Celebration' painted by Fereleth Lee, Jacqueline LaCave znd Tom Powlay.
More at
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.
Blaze Trail Rides - Temporerily closed while relocating
Cradle Mountain Canyons - Cradle Mountain
Sheffield Golf Club INC - Sheffield
Tasafari - Moina

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