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Guidebook for Railton

Catherine

Guidebook for Railton

Essentials
Groceries, driveway service petrol, mechanic on site.
Shell
26 Foster St
Groceries, driveway service petrol, mechanic on site.
Small, well-stocked pharmacy & gift shop.
Railton Pharmacy
33 Foster Street
Small, well-stocked pharmacy & gift shop.
Post Office & Newsagency, gifts, stationery, banking services, soft-drinks.
Australia Post
2 Foster Street
Post Office & Newsagency, gifts, stationery, banking services, soft-drinks.
Entertainment & Activities
Great family fun for kids and grown-ups with quirky humour and several mazes to keep you entertained. Onsite cafe and gift-shop.
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Tasmazia & The Village Of Lower Crackpot
500 Staverton Rd
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Great family fun for kids and grown-ups with quirky humour and several mazes to keep you entertained. Onsite cafe and gift-shop.
Craft beer and mead is made on-site, tasting paddles, by-the-glass and take-away bottles available. Occasional music events, usually open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm.
Seven Sheds Brewery
22 Crockers St
Craft beer and mead is made on-site, tasting paddles, by-the-glass and take-away bottles available. Occasional music events, usually open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm.
Great spot for a picnic and to watch rowing events in season.
Lake Barrington International Rowing Course
520 Staverton Road
Great spot for a picnic and to watch rowing events in season.
Getting Around
Merseylink bus service, check Merseylink website for timetables.
Foster Street (Lyons Park)
Merseylink bus service, check Merseylink website for timetables.
Parks & Nature
Check Railton parkrun's facebook page for reviews. Meet a few of the locals at this free, weekly, timed, dog-friendly walk, jog or run on the Tasmanian Trail and through Sykes Sanctuary every Saturday morning. Meet at Lions Park on Saturday morning at 8:45am.
Railton parkrun
Check Railton parkrun's facebook page for reviews. Meet a few of the locals at this free, weekly, timed, dog-friendly walk, jog or run on the Tasmanian Trail and through Sykes Sanctuary every Saturday morning. Meet at Lions Park on Saturday morning at 8:45am.
A tranquil space, walking distance from the town amenities via Tassie Trail (or drive up to Sunnyside Road for a shorter walk in) with lovely birdsong, natural bushland (plus spring daffodils!) and some quirky puzzles to get your grey matter going. Wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots and possums live here, and there are burrowing crayfish on the Tasmanian Trail boundary to the south east.
Sykes Sanctuary
93 Sunnyside Rd
A tranquil space, walking distance from the town amenities via Tassie Trail (or drive up to Sunnyside Road for a shorter walk in) with lovely birdsong, natural bushland (plus spring daffodils!) and some quirky puzzles to get your grey matter going. Wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots and possums live here, and there are burrowing crayfish on the Tasmanian Trail boundary to the south east.
For fit walkers only, this walk takes you up onto the saddle between Mount Van Dyke and Mount Roland and then across to the summit of Mount Roland. Hard work is rewarded with beautiful views north to the Bass Strait and south to the Great Western Tiers, Cradle Mountain and Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Mount roland walking track
For fit walkers only, this walk takes you up onto the saddle between Mount Van Dyke and Mount Roland and then across to the summit of Mount Roland. Hard work is rewarded with beautiful views north to the Bass Strait and south to the Great Western Tiers, Cradle Mountain and Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Guided tours through one of two spectacular show caves with electric lighting and concrete walkways.
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Mole Creek Caves
330 Mayberry Rd
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Guided tours through one of two spectacular show caves with electric lighting and concrete walkways.
Guided tour through wild caves, very knowledgeable leader will interpret Tasmania's underground wilderness, can be energetic or peaceful depending on guest requirements.
Wild Cave Tours
Guided tour through wild caves, very knowledgeable leader will interpret Tasmania's underground wilderness, can be energetic or peaceful depending on guest requirements.
Moderate hiking trails from one hour to all day with views south the Mt Roland and the Great Western Tiers, fertile farmlands and to the north the coastal towns and Bass Strait. Can be rough and muddy in places with short steep sections.
Kimberley's Lookout
40 Badgers Road
Moderate hiking trails from one hour to all day with views south the Mt Roland and the Great Western Tiers, fertile farmlands and to the north the coastal towns and Bass Strait. Can be rough and muddy in places with short steep sections.
Guided tours and equipment hire including kayaks, mountain bikes and e-bikes.
North West Safaris Tasmania
66 Main Street
Guided tours and equipment hire including kayaks, mountain bikes and e-bikes.
Iconic Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attraction located an hour's drive south of Base Camp offering a range of easy to extreme walking experiences, wildlife, gallery and outdoor activities.
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Cradle Mountain
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Iconic Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attraction located an hour's drive south of Base Camp offering a range of easy to extreme walking experiences, wildlife, gallery and outdoor activities.
Long undeveloped beach and hinterland national park with bird hide and wetlands, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats, walking trails, fishing, horse-riding and swimming. On Bass Strait about 40 minutes' drive from Base Camp.
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Narawntapu National Park, Parks and Wildlife Service
1349 Bakers Beach Rd
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Long undeveloped beach and hinterland national park with bird hide and wetlands, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats, walking trails, fishing, horse-riding and swimming. On Bass Strait about 40 minutes' drive from Base Camp.
Food Scene
Aztec Chilli Hot Chocolate, yum. Lovely spot for breakfast, wicked morning / afternoon teas, great lunches plus a retail outlet with beautifully crafted hand-made chocolates.
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House of Anvers
9025 Bass Hwy
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Aztec Chilli Hot Chocolate, yum. Lovely spot for breakfast, wicked morning / afternoon teas, great lunches plus a retail outlet with beautifully crafted hand-made chocolates.
Not just a paddock to plate experience - with meat grown on their nearby farm - the menu is authentic and includes the best pot-sticker dumplings I've ever tried.
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T's Chinese Restaurant (From Paddock To Plate)
83 Main St
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Not just a paddock to plate experience - with meat grown on their nearby farm - the menu is authentic and includes the best pot-sticker dumplings I've ever tried.
A great spot for your post-ride coffee with a range of ready-to-eat wraps and sandwiches as well as freshly-cooked breakfasts and lunches. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Limestone Cafe Bakery
16 Foster St
A great spot for your post-ride coffee with a range of ready-to-eat wraps and sandwiches as well as freshly-cooked breakfasts and lunches. Indoor and outdoor seating.
Arts & Culture
Local artists from a variety of disciplines work here and there are regular updates to the exhibition including feature artists from around the region.
Albert Gallery (Working Art Space Sheffield)
2 Albert St
Local artists from a variety of disciplines work here and there are regular updates to the exhibition including feature artists from around the region.
Mountain Bike Trails
Railton is in the centre of the Wild Mersey MTB network. Railton Express is an 11km MTB trail connecting Railton to Latrobe. Teleport and Green Hornet are a few hundred metres up the road from Base Camp Railton and there's a pump track even closer in Goliath Park. The Tasmanian Trail is an easy ride through to Sheffield and will connect riders to the Badgers Range MTB trails from December 2020.
Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trails
Railton is in the centre of the Wild Mersey MTB network. Railton Express is an 11km MTB trail connecting Railton to Latrobe. Teleport and Green Hornet are a few hundred metres up the road from Base Camp Railton and there's a pump track even closer in Goliath Park. The Tasmanian Trail is an easy ride through to Sheffield and will connect riders to the Badgers Range MTB trails from December 2020.
Mountain bike hire and sales, spare parts, service, gear and clothing. www.wildridecycles.com
Wild Ride Cycles
8 Mersey Main Road
Mountain bike hire and sales, spare parts, service, gear and clothing. www.wildridecycles.com