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  • LouTassie
    Guangzhou, China679 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grumpy woman still behind the counter. The old building can never be replaced. I guess they have improvised the best they could minus the smiles, lacked completely. We won't return in a hurry. No need to being exposed to grumpy staff.
    Written 19 April 2024
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  • Julia C
    Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delicious chocolate. Enjoyed watching the peple making the chocolate and seeing the museum pieces. Definately also worth stopping for some lunch and shopping for some milk or dark chocolate . Yummo!!
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • bobjanh
    Brisbane, Australia2,263 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just south of Latrobe, the forest reserve caters for both walkers and bike riders. The day use and parking area provides excellent facilities.

    The walking path along the Mersey River is. Both pleasant and picturesque, providing the opportunity to spot some platypus along the way. We went around the middle of the day and were rewarded with a couple of spotting.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque area to stretch the legs after a drive, especially as the Axemans Hall of Fame and adjacent Thai restaurant was closed. The Mersey river and the mature trees add an air of tranquility. BBQ facilities, picnic areas, ablutions; great facilities for locals and tourists alike and everything looking well maintained.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Nanette T
    71 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museum provided a comprehensive history of winners of a range of wood cutting events, listing of event winners Australia wide, medals, equipment and tree trunks used in events.
    A gold coin donation entry.
    Next to an excellent Thai Restaurant and gallery of locally made craft. A quick visit would suffice.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Nigel T
    Egham, UK2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve was established in 1981 because of the many orchids found in the Railton Hills, many of them unique to Tasmania. Over 45 species of orchids are found in the reserve which are best visited in Spring or early Summer.

    We visited in January which had enjoyed hot and dry weather so orchids were scarce although we did manage to find three species still flowering.

    There is a circular walk of about 1km which is level and an easy walk although the walk is blocked by two large trees that have fallen down.

    Parking is free and there is no entrance fee. Expect to stay 1-2 hours.
    Written 28 January 2018
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    War Memorial Park is the site for the War Memorial. The monument was dedicated in 1922 and commemorated those who lost their lives in WW1. It is a white marble statue of an Australian Digger from WW1, standing at ease with rifle held in right hand. The statue is mounted on a granite obelisk which stands on a three stepped base. The rising sun insignia is on each side. There are multiple inscriptions on the obelisk, including those who died in later conflicts. An isolated plaque commemorates the 5th anniversary of Remembrance Day. One of the trees in the park was planted in honour of John Reisz who supplied the sound system for ANZAC services during a continuous 63 year period. Further up the street, at St Patrick's Church, the Memorial Gates commemorate six members of the forces who died during WW11
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
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    St Patrick's dates to 1871, designed by a Mr. H. Hunter in the Gothic style and built by a Mr. M Dooley. It was constructed of wood and consisted of a nave, chancel, sacristy and porch, consecrated by the Bishop of Hobart on 15th December. Fr. Noone from Kilkenny, Ireland was the first priest, he arrived in Latrobe in 1863 and was the driving force for the establishment of the church. He had also established a school in the district and founded St Patrick's in 1887, employing a lay teacher. Latrobe was also the first location where the Sisters of Mercy were established in Tasmania with the arrival of Sr Agnes in 1892, the Order taking charge of the school shortly afterwards. Fr. Noone is remembered with a memorial in the church grounds. A raised chalice and harp carved on a Celtic cross stand in a small fenced enclosure.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Luke's is one of a number of churches in Latrobe, an imposing building in Cotton Street. It was the second Anglican church in Latrobe, the foundation stone laid in 1906 and the church dedicated in December 1909. The design was described as "modern decorated Gothic on concrete foundations", constructed in brick and roofed with Marseilles tiles. Closed on the day we visited. I've found it difficult to source any information other that mentioned above. I assume that the buttressing was part of the construction. The square structure incorporating an entry door looks as if it was intended to be a tower but does not extend above the roofline.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Latrobe Baptist Church is one of many Tabernacles funded by William Gibson Perth and was often referred to as a Gibson Tabernacle. The foundation stone was laid in October 1891 and the church opened for services in February 1892. An attractive building, consisting of the church and vestry at the rear. It is painted in pastel colour with window and door surrounds and façade wall sides painted white. Unlike his first Tabernacle in Perth, this is a structure of simple design with filials adorning each corner and the apex of the roof.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,596 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    George Atkinson arrived in Tasmania in 1852 and conducted an auctioneering business until 1916 when he sold. He was also First Warden of the Latrobe Council 1908-1913. The memorial, very similar to a gravestone, is located in a fenced enclosure on the bank of the Mersey River. Nearby is a memorial/gravestone to Zephaniah Williams and his daughter Rhoda (wife of George). Another honours the memory of Joan Williams, wife of Zephaniah. Joan was the 2nd daughter of Llewelyn Llewelyn and I assume the other memorial to Edmund Llewelyn was a family member.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • jinglebells1984
    Ambleside Tasmania5 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dropped in for a coffee and cake and was too clostrophobic for me. Menu didn’t look great and there was no one at the counter to help us. We didn’t stay. Disappointing.
    Written 16 September 2018
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