EXPERIENCE STUNNING CRADLE COUNTRY AND EXPLORE OUR MAGNIFICENT COUNTRYSIDE!
See a patchwork of rich, fertile paddocks in the midst of spectacular mountain backdrops as you journey through the Kentish municipality. Discover a wealth of Kentish history, art, culture, nature, food and wine.
See Sheffield's Town of Murals, Railton's Town of Topiary, Wilmot's Valley of Views and iconic Cradle Mountain.
Take a mural audio tour, climb a mountain, invigorate yourself by walking through forest gardens and pristine wilderness areas. Share the path with our friendly native animals in their natural habitats.
Then relax and unwind with a massage and spa. Or perhaps indulge yourself with superb cuisine embracing fresh, local produce accompanied with Tasmanian tantalising wines and ales.
For more information on our breathtaking region, view the Cradle Country Visitor Guide.
"STORY OF THE SHEFFIELD MURALS" AUDIO TOUR (1-1 and1/2 hour self-guided walking tour)
Kentish Council is very pleased to announce the arrival of the "Story of the Sheffield Murals" audio tour. The story begins with why the first mural was commissioned and how a rural town in economic decline was transformed into a thriving outdoor art gallery! Local characters share their vision, tell their stories and fill us in on the history of Sheffield. Interviews with the artists, local identities and the instigators of the mural development are captured on the audio tour. Share the strong and passionate sense of a pioneering rural community working together to save their town. Be entertained as you walk and take home a meaningful personal experience of the Kentish region.
The audio tours are excellent and entertaining - 'not to be missed' - as recorded in our visitor's book at the visitors centre! Cost for a tour is $9 per adult.
Lonely Planet gave the mural audio tour a rave review, "It's the perfect way to see the murals, and the interpretation is first class" (Lonely Planet, 2008).
The audio tours may be purchased at the Kentish Visitor Information Centre at 5 Pioneer Crescent, Sheffield, Tasmania between 9am - 4pm daily. For more information please phone 03 6491 1036.
Other attractions in Kentish can be found here .