News from the area

Hairdressing, gifts, clothing, Delorenzo products, retail and more…

23rd Jul 2021
Introducing Carolyn Mclennan Hairdressing Latrobe, this isn’t your ordinary hairdresser!  Carolyn Mclennan Hairdressing not only provides for all of your hairdressing services such as; haircuts, colours, perms, products and more, she also supplies gifts and clothing by Eb&ive (including larger sizes... Read full article

The Banksia Stadium is opening its doors for multi-purpose events

22nd Jul 2021
The Banksia Stadium is opening its doors for multi-purpose events. Rollout flooring has come to the Banksia Stadium and the Stadium can now be used for almost any purpose – the days of saying no to hiring the venue out because we have to protect the floorboards have gone because we now have the finest floor coverings in the country (yes we sa... Read full article

Fine Coffee, Fine Art, Brunch, Lunch and Afternoon Tea…

16th Jul 2021
If it’s in-house scones, soups, toasties, biscuits and slices you are after, or even the weekly art classes for children, beginners, seniors (or the more advanced), then this place is for you. Make The Crowded Lounge in Gilbert Street your stop.  They also offer free wifi and have a selection of magazin... Read full article

One of a kind find – Handcrafted Leather Goods Galore

15th Jul 2021
Nowhere else in Tasmania will you be able to see Australian Stockwhips and Saddles made right under the one roof, the good ole’ Aussie tin roof too! At Simon Martin Whips & Leathercraft, Mersey Main Road Spreyton, you can also learn about the work that goes into crafting up to 48 strands of leather and witness the shape of the World’s Longest Stockwhip, they also offer kids activities such as making their ... Read full article

Unwind, indulge and refresh

8th Jul 2021
Just a 20 minute drive from Devonport will find you at The Shearwater Resort along Shearwater Boulevard. It is set amongst 30 hectares of landscaped gardens and with a private golf course, makes this an ideal spot to stay, relax, rest, unwind or as a vantage point to discover more of the area or the state. There are multiple room configurations to choose from to suit your needs and offers free wifi. As well as t... Read full article

Large Art Gallery and Jigsaw Puzzle Display

5th Jul 2021
Beverley Skurulis is an incredibly talented oil and watercolour artist located at 41 Gilbert Street, Latrobe. Being an artist in Residence you can watch Beverley paint Tasmanian Art. Open Saturday to Thursday, from 10am to 2pm. Outside of these times by appointment only. You can digitally see her artwork on her website www.beverleyskur... Read full article

Great coffee + Friendly staff = A comfortable place to stop for a coffee

30th Jun 2021
The Trend Shed in Port Sorell is a retail shopping must! Stocking women's fashion, homewares, gifts, furniture & more. Also… a cosy coffee shop, serving coffee, snacks, cakes, and light lunches. Come in and say hi to Andrea and her team at 43 - 45 Wilmot St, in Port Sorell at the Trend Shed. Open Tuesday through to Sunday each week, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. As well as great coffee in a comfortable en... Read full article

Men’s & Women’s Fashion Boutique

23rd Jun 2021
Not just a clothing store… HAEL XIII would be best described as an eclectic boutique, stocking not only beautiful men’s and women’s clothes, but also a collection of home décor, jewellery and more. Located at shop 84 Gilbert Street Latrobe, Leah and her team are very friendly and inviting, they also offer in-store styling. Stylish new knits are arriving frequently at the moment, which is great for winte... Read full article

Warm fires in winter creating that special ambience, luxury surroundings without the expensive price tag

17th Jun 2021
Monclair of Latrobe and Madame Monclair CAFÉ are conveniently located on the main street of Latrobe, 78 Gilbert Street. Being just under 10km from the ferry terminal in East Devonport, via a bike-friendly path along River Road, and a similar distance from the Devonport Airport makes this stop a must for warming up and refuelling the stomach and soul. The entrance to the CAFÉ is through the lovely courtyard an... Read full article

Indoor plants, designer planters, plant care and more…

11th Jun 2021
Pots Of Love In Latrobe have recently outgrown their old store, and have had to be re-potted (moved) to shop 2/131 Gilbert Street. The store stocks indoor plants, handmade and designer planters, unique pots and also specialises in plant care. With new stock arriving weekly, you can be guaranteed that there is something here for everyone. Pots Of Love are open Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 5... Read full article

Lunch or Dinner anyone?

8th Jun 2021
Parmi night, Curry night, Steak night, Roast night, why not eat at the Shearwater Tavern every night? Not only is the Shearwater Tavern all about the $19.50 Sunday roasts, Monday Parmi’s from $20 and a full menu in the restaurant (prices effective May 2021, and may change, please contact the tavern for price changes) they also have live music, function rooms, a gaming room, a bottleshop and a we... Read full article

Baby, kids & mum Boutique, stocking quality Australian products including handmade Tasmanian items.

2nd Jun 2021
With Love Baby Gifts Shearwater is located at 4 Quinlan Crescent, they are passionate about gifts and know the importance of showing our loved ones how much we love and appreciate them. With a perfectly curated product range such as; nappy cakes, hampers, clothing, personalised gifts and more that focuses on Tasmanian and Australian items, you can be confident that you are choosing the perfect gift for th... Read full article

Port Sorell Indoor Sports

10th Aug 2020
Port Sorell Indoor Sports, held at the Banksia Centre in Port Sorell, provides a variety of sports programs and rosters for all ages. Fun, fitness and meeting new people are the criteria. Heaps of fun assured. Great avenue for new residents to the area to get to know the local community. Rosters include mixed and women’s netball, volleyball, table tennis and badminton. Alternate sports are ad... Read full article

Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trail Nearing Completion

9th Jul 2020
In some positive news in these challenging times, trail buildering contractor Trailscapes has started construction of the final stage of the Wild Mersey Mountain Bike Trail project. More than 55kms of new trails will be built in the Badgers Range, north of Sheffield, taking the total distance of the trail network to over 90kms. At this early stage Council anticipates approximately 20kms of new trails will be o... Read full article

Port Sorell Caravan Park Upgrade

9th Jul 2020
Latrobe Council has been fortunate to receive $2.5 million from the Local Government Loans Program to finalise the implementation of the Port Sorell Caravan Park Master Plan. The program is part of the Tasmania Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and is designed to “encourage local governments to invest and employ more Tasmanians to upgrade, renovate and to do necessary maintenance to improve existing... Read full article

Coastal Pathway On Track

9th Jul 2020

The section of Coastal Pathway linking Ambleside to Latrobe has seen significant progress since February.

A retaining wall has been completed on River Road, close to the intersection with Oakwood Drive, as well as realignment of the road in this area allowing for improved line of sight for vehicles going aroun... Read full article

Rubicon River Arts – Where Creativity Flows

2nd Apr 2020
It takes more then COVID-19 to quell the enthusiasm and creativity of the members of the Rubicon River Arts Group - they may not have met for a while yet as individuals they have continued to produce amazing art works and craft pieces and the day is not far off when all of this will once again be on display for us all to see.  For an early viewing go to their web site to see some images of local art works of all for... Read full article

Latrobe RV Friendly

1st Apr 2020
Latrobe is home to the Latrobe Mersey River Caravan Park situated adjacent to Bells Parade, the Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame and the Mersey River and we encourage all those with Caravans, Motor Homes and tents to spend their time in Latrobe at this great Caravan Park. If however the Caravan Park is full or your van maybe a bit bigger then normal there is camping space at a Cotton Street.  Please note there is... Read full article