Why is it that some towns attract the attention of Think Tasmania writers more than others? Take the town of Latrobe in the state’s north west coast region, for example. We’ve written so many articles about business owners from that area, with many more still on the “potential” list. Maybe it’s opportunity. Maybe it’s good communication from the business owners to Think Tasmania. Or maybe… the town of Latrobe is just worthy of attention!

Town of Latrobe - Tasmania
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The Town of Latrobe is a favourite with Think Tasmania contributors

Town of Latrobe: A Tasmanian Favourite

Here at Think Tasmania, we don’t pretend to be a directory, listing all and sundry. There’s plenty of others who do that; the phone number and website of a business is easy enough to find if you know where to look. What we aim to provide is this: details of impartial, first-hand experiences (only the good ones, mind you!). We give our readers a reason to visit somewhere themselves.


 

Here’s a sample of our thoughts about the town of Latrobe so far. Hopefully we’ve inspired locals and visitors to take a look at some of these places and meet some of these people….

Cafe Zeta ~ a beautiful old heritage-listed three-story brick homestead housing a licensed cafe and gift shop owned by Kathryn Bramich.

Town of Latrobe - Cafe Zeta, 20 Gilbert Street
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Cafe Zeta, 20 Gilbert Street Latrobe Tasmania

La Dolce Vita ~ a new cafe near Station Square, offering light lunches, coffee and snacks, with specialty cakes and catering by Demelza Harkness.

Town of Latrobe - La Dolce Vita
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The town of Latrobe has many fine and casual dining options

Town of Latrobe ~ a history and overview, including Bell’s Parade, Sherwood Hall, Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame and the annual Henley on the Mersey Regatta.

Town of Latrobe - Sherwood Hall
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The town of Latrobe has a great Tasmanian history to uncover – Sherwood Hall

Kart Magic ~ a fun place for kids and enthusiasts of go karts to test their driving skills in a controlled environment.

Town of Latrobe - Kart Magic
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Fun for all the family at Kart Magic near the town of Latrobe in northern Tasmania

Art Class ~ June Wilson teaches pastel art lessons from her studio gallery in the main street and stages exhibitions of local works.

Town of Latrobe - June Wilson Studio Gallery
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June Wilson’s Studio Gallery is in Gilbert Street, Latrobe Tasmania

By the Brooke ~ an upholstery, furniture and home-wares store, also in Latrobe.

Town of Latrobe - By the Brooke
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Old chairs made new again with upholstery at By the Brooke in Latrobe

The Cherry Shed ~ a well-known and popular spot on the gourmet food trail, a place to lunch and indulge in a multitude of cherry flavours.

Town of Latrobe - Cherry Shed
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The Cherry Shed is aptly painted the colour of cherries, and is in Latrobe Tasmania

Latrobe Fine Art Gallery ~ offering glassware, jewellery, decorative objects and paintings by owner Beverley Skurulis along with work by other Tasmanian artists.

Town of Latrobe ~ Fine Art Gallery
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Found at 41 Gilbert Street, the Latrobe Fine Art Gallery building has an interesting history

David Foster ~ possibly the most famous son from the town of Latrobe, and certainly up there with David Boon and Ricky Ponting as a Tasmanian champion sports star.

Town of Latrobe - Local Hero, David Foster
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Tasmanian champion wood-chopper David Foster from the town of Latrobe

Lorraine McNeair ~ one of our regular contributors is also a volunteer at the Information Centre; no doubt one reason we have so many stories about Latrobe.

Town of Latrobe - Visitor Centre
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Lorraine McNeair works at the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre

Latrobe Federal Band ~ a celebration of 140 years of quality music revolving around family, community and Tasmanian history.

Town of Latrobe - Federal Band, Xiao Xia Jiang
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Xiao Xia Jiang, Muscial Director of the Latrobe Federal Band in Tasmania

Reliquaire ~ many people will tell you this is the best and most unique shopping experience in Tasmania… and it’s central in the town of Latrobe.

Town of Latrobe - Reliquaire
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Reliquaire at Latrobe: Tasmania is very fortunate to have such a unique store

House of Anvers ~ chocolate lovers unite in their opinions about this tourist attraction, cafe and factory outlet all rolled into one on the outskirts of town.

Town of Latrobe - House of Anvers
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The House of Anvers chocolate factory, retail outlet and cafe near Latrobe

Other Great Place to Visit Near the Town of Latrobe

Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm ~ as the name suggests, this gourmet delight is not in the town of Latrobe itself, but close enough to be called local.

Town of Latrobe - Raspberry Farm, Christmas Hills
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A la carte dining in the comfort and warmth of the Raspberry Farm Cafe

ETC Bakery ~ located 35kms away at Elizabeth Town on the Bass Highway, a 25 min drive from Latrobe will offer up another foodie experience.

Town of Latrobe - ETC Bakery, Elizabeth Town
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Not far from the town of Latrobe ~ ETC Bakery Cafe, Elizabeth Town, Tasmania

Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail ~ speaking of experiences for food lovers, it’s something the surrounding region does really well.

Town of Latrobe - Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, Ashgrove Cheese
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Ashgrove Cheese at Elizabeth Town, part of the new Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail

Children ~ when arriving in Devonport via the Spirit of Tasmania with kids on board, you may be interested in this itinerary, a day trip fit for kids of all ages.

Town of Latrobe - Spirit of Tasmania
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The Spirit of Tasmania passenger & vehicle ferry arrives and departs from nearby Devonport

Tassie Holiday ~ Wayne & Julie started their most recent Tasmanian trip with a visit to some of the hot-spots in the local region.

Town of Latrobe - Julie Cartwright at the Cherry Shed, Latrobe
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A Taste of Tassie at the Cherry Shed in Latrobe for Wayne and Julie Cartwright

Cradle Coast Tours ~ take a tour with Howard and you could start the adventure by sampling the highlights of the town of Latrobe and then the surrounds.

Town of Latrobe - Cradle Coast Tours
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Howard Smith of Cradle Coast Tours can take his guests via Bells Parade Latrobe

Autumn ~ what would an article from Carol Haberle be without spectacular photos… and Bell’s Parade is showcased as a feature during this season overview.

Town of Latrobe - Bells Parade in Autumn
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Falling autumn leaves, Bell’s Parade, Latrobe. (Inset: Lombardy Poplars, Bass Highway, Latrobe)

This trio of articles all mention Latrobe in their collection of great places to see:


 

I’m sure there will be many more articles published in the future that feature Latrobe as well. It’s just one of those towns! If you have a place you’d like one of the Think Tasmania writers to visit (either in Latrobe or a different Tasmanian town or region altogether) please don’t hesitate to extend an invitation.

The images shared in this article about the Town of Latrobe were
taken by various Think Tasmania contributors. See the original articles for
photographer’s details, or contact Think Tasmania to request information.

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Map: Town of Latrobe, Tasmania