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The Looking Glass Cottage and Fibre Optic Magic at Railton, is a
wonderland of surprises.
Wow factor lures
the visitors in
A magical surprise awaits visitors to
The Looking Glass Cottage and
Fibre Optic Magic at Railton.
From the outside, the cottage
looks ordinary enough, but step
inside and it's a wonderland of fibre
In fact owner Erin Hurley says
the most common word said by
visitors as they step inside is ''wow''.
Fibre Optic Magic includes two
dark rooms of year-round dazzling
fibre-optics displays including
fairies, dragons and butterflies --- as
well as a Christmas theme.
''You don't expect to see this type
of shop in a small town,'' Mrs Hurley
''We tried to specialise in an
attraction that draws people out to
Railton --- the focus is to have
something different to what you find
in the major centres.''
Children will get a special buzz
from travelling through the displays
with 3D glasses.
But the displays won't just
impress the kids --- it's something
even the grown-ups will marvel at.
The store also features a topiary
garden and a gift room that includes
giftware and jewellery.
The topiary garden and courtyard
features a topiary pioneering family
and wildlife scene. The courtyard
also includes a large mural of
Railton as it was in the late 1800s.
The cottage is at 18-20 Foster
Street, Railton, and is open 9.30am
until 4.30pm Sunday to Friday.
Entry is free.
The business also provides free
guided tours of Railton's topiary for
buses and groups by prior
arrangement. Call 0417 556 700.
Vineyard is a four
hectare vineyard on
the B14 road to
The vineyard is
planted out with the
climate varieties of
pinot noir and
chardonnay, as well
as pinot gris,
¨ nburger and
pinot meunier. The
cellar door is open
vineyard is at 60
Call 6492 3140.
Cradle Country Touring Route
Experience a range of landscapes, from stunning
agricultural hinterland to the renowned Cradle
Mountain. Discover the town of murals at Sheffield
and the heritage streetscape of Latrobe on a
route rich in cultural heritage, wine, food and
unforgettable wild nature.
And so much more
For more details on the
Len 6491 2320 or
0400 4456 131
Working steam traction
engines and road rollers
Tractor pulling contests
Draught Horse farming
Steam train rides
Children's Rides and
Craft and food stalls
Bands and dancing
Horse drawn vehicles
Vintage cars, tractors and
Military vehicle display
Steam Roller Tug Of War;
Steam operated chaff
cutting, threshing, straw
pressing and rock crushing
'2008 Tasmanian Independent Retailer of the year'
9025 Bass Highway Latrobe (10 min south of Devonport)
The Total Chocolate Experience
Indulge yourselves in a Belgian style
breakfast in a chocolate factory ...
morning and afternoon tea in the old
gardens listening to the native birds ... a
fine Tasmanian lunch near a cosy wood
heater, stocking up on Tasmania's finest
chocolates or just browsing
through the chocolate antique
display. There is ample car
and bus parking on site.
The 'House of Anvers'
is a real chocolate taste
Open 7.00 am-7.00 pm,
7 days a week.
Ph(03) 6426 2958
Breakfast in a
Free samples at the tasting centre
Free samples at the tasting centre
"Story Of The Sheffield
Murals'' Audio Tour
Hear how a Tasmanian
town facing rural decline
was transformed into
a thriving outdoor art
gallery! Listen to local
characters and artists
share their visions and
tell their stories.
receive a free gift when
you hire a mural tour.
Available for hire 9.00
Visit www.sheffieldcradleinfo.com.au for more
information on the mural audio tour.
Kentish Visitor Information Centre
5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield, Tas. 7306.
Phone (03) 6491 1036
www.sheffieldcradleinfo.com.au E: email@example.com
The Ultimate World Heritage Experience!
Join us for a Cradle Mountain flight to see natural and cultural World
Heritage at its very best. Experience the magical views of Cradle
Mountain, Barn Bluff, Waterfall Valley, Crater Lake and Fury Gorge
(Australia's deepest gorge). You will depart with memories to last a
Ph. (03) 6492 1132 Fax. (03) 6442 3208
(TICT 599 407)
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