The Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre is situated in Deloraine in the heart of the Meander Valley, Tasmania. The visitor centre offers extensive information on Deloraine, and its surrounds as well as the whole of Tasmania; however it is so much more than a visitor centre.
Attached to the centre is the Family & Commercial Inn, opened in 1863, which is part of the Deloraine and District Folk Museum. In the building are a number of very interesting exhibits which tell the story of things that have happened in and around Deloraine. The Inn and Museum will take you back into a bygone era and give you an insight into the pioneering days of the district.
We also have an extensive outdoor area with many reclaimed heritage buildings in our award winning gardens, which also houses the Aquaphonium, a very unique water powered musical fountain. As well as the bronze memorial to our local Melbourne cup winning horse Malua.
Also inside the visitor centre is the acclaimed Yarns Artwork in Silk which depicts part of the Great Western Tiers in four large panels – one for each season. They were created by more than 300 people, from within the region and took 10,000 working hours. Yarns is the story of the valley, its history, mountains, rivers, rural industries and lifestyles. The viewing of Yarns includes an audiovisual presentation, and an opportunity to browse at leisure. The presentation operates on the ½ hour from 9.30am till 4.00pm daily.
98-100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine, TAS 7304
03 6362 5280