There’s beautiful scenery west of Launceston. Tiny towns sit in rich farmland and beside green river vales, all rolling up to the wall-like Great Western Tiers, where Tasmania’s Central Plateau drops abruptly to the surrounding plains. The area’s main destination is Deloraine, which leads a double life as a farming and arts centre, and the nearby village of Mole Creek, gateway to the caves of Tassie’s only underground national park. Both serve as a base for day-walks but the best walking hereabouts is in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, fast gaining a reputation as an alternative to Cradle Mountain.

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