Westbury

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DISTANCES: Launceston 34Km, Devonport 64Km

CLASSIFIED HISTORIC TOWN

Situated on the Bass Highway, 16Km from Deloraine and 34Km from Launceston. A feature of Westbury which was settled in the 1820s, is the Village Green which is used in the traditional fashion for fetes and festivals.

Adjacent to the Village Green is the ‘White House’, a National Trust property built in the 1840s, closed Monday. It contains several collections including cycles, horseless carriages and 17th century oak furniture and toy museum.

One of Tasmania’s most famous woodcarvers; Mrs C A ‘Nellie’ Payne, lived in the Westbury district and some of her superb carvings are to be found in St Andrews Church, including the ‘Seven Sisters’ chancel screen, the pulpit and lectern.

Attractions in Westbury include a steam museum with reputedly the largest collection of steam driven engines, in the southern hemisphere and a live hedge maze. The John Temple Gallery showcases magnificent Tasmanian and Australian panoramic photographs which are available in a wide range of sizes, framed or unframed. The Westbury Maze is a traditional hedge maze with one kilometre of paths, with a wonderful view from the central platform. Westbury is part of the Great Western Tiers Touring Route.

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Quamby Bluff and Liffey Falls, Pearn’s Steam World, The Maze, St. Andrews Church (carvings), White House, Village Green, 24hr Bakery Cafe and the Tractor Shed.

Arts, crafts, antiques, The John Temple Gallery, Culzean Gardens, Animal Haven, Whitehouse Museum Bakery, Tasmanian History Faire (September) and St Patrick’s Festival (March).

RECREATION

Golf, bowls, squash, tennis and swimming at Egmont Reserve.