Towns in Australia

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Latrobe TAS


Postcode: 7307

Latrobe is a town in northern Tasmania, Australia, situated on the Mersey River. It lies 8 km south-east of Devonport on the Bass Highway. It is main centre of the Latrobe Council.

The area was first settled by B. B. Thomas in 1826 and, in 1861, the settlement was named for Charles Joseph Latrobe (1801-1875), the administrator of the colony of Tasmania.

The town has a population of 2690 (2001 census).

Latrobe is renowned for fine dining experiences, numerous quality antique shops, quaint cafes, majestic old buildings, the Courthouse Museum, the unique Axeman’s Hall of Fame, fabulous Bells Parade, tempting Anvers Chocolates, the Teddy Sheean Memorial, superb walking tracks and the pristine Warrawee Reserve hiding the elusive platypus.

Latrobe is a must see municipality which is probably Tasmania’s best kept secret – only 10 minutes from the Devonport Airport and Spirit of Tasmania 1 and 2 terminal.