Great Western Tiers - Top rainy day options

Yes, it does rain in Tasmania.  Particularly in the Great Western Tiers whose beautiful mountain range relies on rain to make it into rainforest.  So, don’t ditch your plans if the weather turns sour, turn that smile upside down and fill your time with any or all of the activities listed below.

Yarns Artwork in Silk

Linger a little longer at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre and pay a nominal fee to explore the museum and Yarns Artwork. All lovingly created and sewn by local artisans, this quilted artwork hangs on the walls in the visitor centre in three panels, listen to the audio playing to hear the full story.

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Deloraine's Art Galleries

There are so many art galleries in this area you could spend an easy day popping amongst them all.  If you’re too short on time to see them all, don’t miss Tony Smibert Gallery, McLachlan studio, and Bismarck Metalcraft to name just a few.

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Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

Spend a rainy day along the tasting trail that starts in Deloraine. There are loads of fabulous producers in the area making the most of bountiful produce and turning them into delicious delights for you to devour.

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Mole Creek Caves

It’s always 9 degrees in the caves and it doesn’t rain under the ground – hence, a perfect way to spend a rainy day. Choose from three different tours in one of the two caves operated by Parks and Wildlife.

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Red Feather Inn Cooking School

This might not be a spontaneous decision, as it will likely need to be pre-booked, but a cooking class on any type of day will be a lesson you won’t forget. Located in Hadspen, only 15 minutes from Launceston, The Red Feather Cooking School has been created as an added dimension to the Red Feather Inn Boutique Accommodation. Owner Lydia Nettlefold, house chefs and visiting guest chefs aim to share their wealth of knowledge – a passion for good food, the enjoyment of cooking and the splendour of Tasmanian produce.

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