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    Anvers Chocolate Factory

    9025 Bass Highway, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Anvers Chocolate Factory at Latrobe in Tasmania's North is a chocolate lovers' heaven. Hand-made chocolate truffles, chocolate oranges, fudge and praline, using fresh Tasmanian cream and butter, producing the world's finest chocolate and liqueurs. Igor Van Gerwen, the chocolate confectioner acquired his know-how from his birthplace, Belgium. A selection box of truffles includes flavours such as kirsch, strawberry and Grand Marnier. Flavours that would dominate others - ginger and mint, are packed by themselves. A terrific light gift to take home, that's truly Tasmanian. The Anvers Chocolate Factory is a real chocolate taste sensation and is located in the property known as Wyndarra Lodge, a stylish house (c.1931) set in 1.12 hectares of mature tree gardens. Anvers has viewing windows so you can see the factory in action; confectionery staff tempering, moulding and enrobing fine chocolates, truffles, pralines, fudge and more. There is a small museum on the history of chocolate, and our coffee shop (open fire place, stained glass windows) specialises in chocolates, hot cocoa in many flavours, chocolate desserts and...more chocolate. French breakfast and light Tasmanian fare lunches are served, and a range of teas and espresso coffees for the morning and afternoon break. More
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    Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame

    Bells Parade, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame is a tourist and function centre in Latrobe, Tasmania. Tasmania's first national Hall of Fame portrays the history, exploits and achievements of Australian's internationally renowned sporting woodchoppers. It provides a magnificent insight into the realms of Australia's world champion axemen. Marvel at the unbelievable collection of trophies, treasures and memorabilia. The centre is also home to memorabilia from victorious Tasmanian horse Piping Lane, including the 1972 Melbourne Cup worth AUD65,000. The Hall of Fame includes a licensed café, indoor wood chopping arena, gift shop, visitor information service and function centre. While at the Hall also experience the environment in which Tasmania's platypus live. The display consists of the comprehensive dioramas, videos and models with a unique water feature, which explains how platypus lives, eat and breed in their secret world. There is also a display of live rainbow and brown trout plus other fish that live in Tasmania's rivers and lakes, making it an exciting destination for the angler. The Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame can be used for special events including weddings, art exhibitions, meetings and music performances. It is only ten minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania ferry terminal and Devonport airport. More
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    Axemans Makers Market

    Bells Parade, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    Axemans Makers Market is held every Sunday at the Australian Axeman's Hall Of Fame, Latrobe. The market runs from 0800 to 1500 and offers local and Tasmanian art, crafts, jewellery, soaps, hand spun wool and home-made cakes. You will also find local produce including honey, meat, fruit, vegetables and jam. Latrobe is a ten minute drive from Devonport. More
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    Court House Museum

    Post Office Reserve, 113 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Court House Museum is located in Latrobe on Tasmania's beautiful north west coast. It tells the story of Latrobe and surrounding areas since European settlement began in the mid nineteenth century. The centre of a rich agricultural and forestry district the town has also been a major port on the north west coast, the site of the Tasmania's oil shale industry and birthplace of competitive wood chopping in Australia. The Museum tells its stories through changing displays and rich photographic collections. Admission: National Trust members free. Gold coin donation. Children under age of 18 free. More
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    Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk

    170 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial and Sheean Walk is a military memorial at Latrobe, north west Tasmania. Latrobe is 10 minutes' drive south east of Devonport (nine kilometres/six miles). The Walkway begins in Latrobe's main street, where you can see the Edward 'Teddy' Sheean Memorial, commemorating the courage and sacrifice of this young seaman. Born near Latrobe in 1923, Edward 'Teddy' Sheean served aboard the HMAS Armidale during the Second World War. While en route to Timor in 1942 the Armidale was attacked from the air and destroyed. Although seriously wounded, Teddy Sheean manned an anti-aircraft gun in defence of the Armidale's survivors, remaining at the gun as the ship sank and sacrificing his life to save his shipmates. Teddy was posthumously Mentioned in Despatches, second only to a posthumous Victoria Cross. A Collins Class Submarine has since been named after him - the first Australian warship to be named for a Junior Sailor of the Royal Australian Navy. You can follow the Sheean Walk from central Latrobe to its conclusion at Bell's Parade. Plaques placed along the route commemorate the actions of Australian soldiers who fought in World War II and in the Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and Korean conflicts. More
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    Latrobe Market

    Opposite Council Chambers, Gilbert Street, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Latrobe Market is a community street market in north west Tasmania. Latrobe is 15 minutes south east of Devonport (15 kilometres / nine miles) a short drive from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal and Devonport airport. The Latrobe Market takes place each Sunday from 7am until 3pm. You can browse stalls filled with antiques, crafts and collectables and original artwork by local artisans. Stock up at tables laden with organic fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant flowers. Sample fresh Tasmanian produce and home made preserves and mingle with the locals in a great community atmosphere. You can take a self-guided walk around Latrobe to see some of the town's many historic buildings. Browse through the many galleries and craft shops, take a platypus-spotting tour and make sure you call in to the House of Anvers chocolate factory to sample mouth watering truffles and fudges. More
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    Monclair of Latrobe & Madame M CAFE

    78 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    Monclairs of Latrobe for collectors of beautiful things. Housed in an 1870's renovated bank building, Mike and Kerrie Thompson have created a unique shopping experience. With a genuine love for antiques and fine decor, so you will find this store brimming with ideas for your home and gifts, or that special someone in your life. You will be warmly welcomed by Monclairs friendly and helpful staff, and invited to browse the multi themed rooms. You will find a country influence, a little touch of Paris, fine antique furniture, as well as a touch of art deco. All teamed with new and old decorator pieces for those finishing touches to your home. Be illuminated by the wonderful array of lamps, lamp shades, light fittings and chandeliers in store and reflect on the stunning selection of mirrors available. Feel the warmth of Australian made Mohair throws and blankets and slip into some luxurious linen for your bedroom. You will be able to set the finest table in town with stunning table linen, crockery and cutlery and make a toast in beautiful hand crafted Italian glasses. At Monclairs of Latrobe there is a wonderful blend of the old and the new. Latrobe is a 10 minute drive (11 kilometres / 6 miles) South of Devonport. More
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    Platypus Experience

    Bells Parade, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Platypus Experience is located in Latrobe on Tasmania's beautiful northwest coast. It's difficult to keep this unique mammal out of its natural environment. However the Experience provides comprehensive dioramas, videos and models with a unique water feature which displays how the platypus live, eat and breed in their secret world. It is truly an educational experience for the young and old. While experiencing this unique display you can also marvel at the unbelievable collection of trophies, treasures and memorabilia, recognizing Tasmania's world champion axeman. You can also view the live rainbow and brown trout plus other fish that live in Tasmania's rivers and lakes making it an exciting destination for the angler. More
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    Quiet Cone Latrobe - The

    298 Coal Hill Road, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Quiet Cone, located in Latrobe on Tasmania's beautiful northwest coast offers an incredible experience. Shape, sound and scent and a combination of ancient knowledge in a modern setting create a new level of serenity and quietness. Your unique experience begins when you enter a giant cone shaped structure designed to offer comfort, resonance and atmosphere. You make yourself at home on the comfortable mattresses and cushions, looking up into the seeming endless cone, while the aroma of sandalwood infuses the air, instilling a sense of well-being and relaxation. Quietly you hear the resonating tones of symphonic gongs, being softly struck within the dome that encases you. Added to this we have the beautiful tones of Tibetan Singing Bowls and the wonderful sounds of Corinthian Chimes. The sound and vibration together with the sandalwood scent and placid atmosphere of the cone make you feel relaxed and serene. Even if you have never meditated before, you cannot help but enter a supremely restful yet energising meditative state. This is an experience you will be keen to repeat and share with others. The great location, views, gallery and gift shop, café and a "yin yang" shaped garden make this a must do. More
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    139 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    Reliquaire, at Latrobe in northern Tasmania, offers an eclectic selection of gifts and collectables. Latrobe is an historic town, 10 minutes' drive south-east of Devonport (nine kilometres) and an hour north-west of Launceston (96 kilometres). At Reliquaire, you can explore over 10 rooms containing a diverse range of products. Choose from antique furniture, limited edition dolls, decorative masks, jewellery and toys and a huge range of unusual giftware. Reliquaire also stocks over 40 varieties of flavoured coffee beans. You can select your favourite flavour and have your beans ground to order while you sample Reliquaire's delicious home made fudge. Coffee grinders, percolators and plungers are available, and Reliquaire also stocks a range of black, green and herbal teas. Some of the quirkier aspects of Reliquaire include a Roman courtyard, glow-in-the-dark corridor gym, sauna and spa and a Tardis room. The shop staff also enter into the spirit of the store by dressing in costumes related to a different theme each weekend. In Latrobe, you can explore the town's historic buildings, including the restored Court House Museum; browse for treasures at the Latrobe Market or indulge yourself at the House of Anvers, where you can sample delicious Tasmanian-made truffles and fudge. More
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    The Cherry Shed

    243 Gilbert Street, Latrobe, TAS 7307
    The Cherry Shed is conveniently located at Latrobe in northwest Tasmania, just 10 minutes from Devonport. The Cherry Shed offers a complete experience including wine and homemade produce tasting such as chutneys. liqueurs, ports, sauces, relishes and more as well as a wide range of products and merchandise for you to browse with the option of purchasing. While you are enjoying the local food and fresh cherries (seasonal), the children will wander the gardens, delight in the interactive room with model displays and learn about the cherry farm. They will also enjoy the delicious frreshly churned cherry and raspberry ice creams! Freshly grown cherries from the fertile, volcanic soil on the North West Coast of Tasmania is the key ingredient to the menu at The Cherry Shed Cafe. Delicious food, locally sourced, makes this cafe restaurant a popular choice for locals and travellers alike. Open all year between 0900 and 1700 (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) and opening for private functions in the evening, The Cherry Shed can cater for a group on nearly any size. With easy access from the Bass Highway on the way from Devonport to launceston, The Cherry Shed has something for everyone. More

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