Day Trips

Day Trips

Our main town of Sheffield is located 30mins from Devonport Airport and the Spirit of Tasmania terminal, and 1 hour from Launceston Airport.

The Sheffield are is the perfect base in the North West of Tasmania to explore all that the region has to offer.  Some suggested itineraries are outlined below.

Day 1

Depart Sheffield and head south on the C137 towards Mole Creek, enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains and take time to stop at the lookouts for great photo opportunities.

Arrive at the Mole Creek Caves with a choice to complete a 1 hour tour of the King Solomons Cave or the Marakoopa Cave with a Parks and Wildlife guide.


20 mins up the road you will reach the Alum Cliffs Lookout, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks.  The walk is a 40min return walk which takes you to a forest lookout perched high above the Mersey River.

Trowunna Wildlife Park is less than a 10min drive.  Trowunna is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary that offers interactive tours and Tassie Devil feeding experiences at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

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Melita Honey Farm, can be found 4kms away in the town of Chudleigh.  The Melita honey farm creates over 50 different varieties of honey including the iconic Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey.  In addition to their retail store there is a museum when you can view real beehives.

A further 14kms you will come across 41 South Tasmania, a salmon and ginseng farm.  The onsite licensed cafe provides tastingsof their hot smoked salmon.  Self guided tours of the property are available to feed the salmon in their ponds, view the onsite waterfall and the plants growing around the property.

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and Van Diemens Land Creamery are both located next to eachother and the perfect stops for something sweet.  The neighbouring business Llama Farma provides the opportunity to walk off the chocolate covered raspberries and ice cream by taking their llamas on a guided walk and across some specially designed obstacles.


Ashgrove Cheese create a wide range of products including milk, cheese, butter, cream and ice cream, samples of these are available in their cafe, and you can watch through the viewing window to see the cheeses being produced.

Driving through Railton, you'll pass the many topiaries that line the main streets, before arriving at the final stop for the day, Seven Sheds Brewery, Meadery and Hop Garden.  The award winning beers are available as a tasting paddle or by the glass from their tasting room until 5pm, the perfect way to finish a day of touring.

Total driving distance 125kms.





Day 2

Start early to see the Platypus at Warrawee Forest Reserve, the best time of day to see them active is at dawn or dusk.  Platypus tours are available with local expert Ron Hedditch who knows their favourite hiding places, bookings can be made on 0407 829 858.

Following your walk through the Nature Reserve it's time for breakfast at The Cherry Shed, who have an extensive breakfast menu.  During cherry season (December - February) fresh cherries are available for purchase.

Narawntapu National Park is the perfect next stop for wildlife lovers, hikers and beach enthusiasts alike.  Springlawn Lagoon Circuit Walk and Archers Knob are great 2 hour walks which incorporate a snapshot of all Narawntapu National Park has to offer.

Following a morning of walks stop at Ghost Rock Wines for a taste of their award winning wines and lunch from their Tasmanian season produce inspired menu.

Next stop, Spreyton Cider Co, for a tasting paddle of their range of both traditional and contemporary cider styles and their hard ginger beer.  Throughout summer you might be lucky enough to catch some live music, check their page for their up to date list of events.


For the final stop of the day, stop by The Truffledore in Barrington to sample some fresh truffles during the winter months.  Throughout winter Tim and Ina host truffle hunts on their farm which finishes with a large shared table truffle meal.