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Mersey River at Latrobe

Latrobe is a township located on the North West Coast of Tasmania.

Big Platypus at the Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame


Latrobe is a sleepy, small town located on the Mesey River. It has many small and very nice cafes and boutique shops. It has a nice waterfront, as well as beach and caravan park.

Get in[edit]

Latrobe is roughly a 10 minute drive from Devonport, and a 70 minute drive from Launceston.

Get around[edit]

Bus services (Metro Tasmania, Mersey Link and Redline) operate around Latrobe and connect to other destinations around the state. However, travelling by car is the fastest and easiest option in Tasmania.


Latrobe is well known for its beautiful old buildings along the towns main street, Gilbert Street. There are many interesting places to visit including: Bells Parade, The Axemans Hall Of Fame, Reliquaire, and Anvers Chocolate Factory to name a few.

  • 1 Latrobe Court House Museum, 113 - 115 Gilbert Street. Aug - May: Tue - Fri 1:00pm - 4:00pm. local history display operated by the National Trust. Gold coin donation.
  • 2 Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame, Bell's Parade. Daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm. Museum of the sport of wood chopping. The building is made from a variety of local woods. Craft market on Sundays.


  • Warrawee Forest Reserve. A good place to spot a platypus



  • Belly's Bar and Grill, 160 Gilbert Street, +61 3 6426 3086.



  • 1 Latrobe Motel, 8 Palmers Road.
  • 2 Lucas Hotel, 46 Gilbert Street.


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