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Latrobe

 

We found Latrobe (approx 90km drive from Launceston) to be a great spot to explore, if not a little strenuous with the wheelchair.

Our first stop was Pig Island (off Bells Parade), which you access via a footbridge at the Bells Parade entry gates - which we found manageable. There are some good picnic spots along the river (to the right off the footbridge) and a large grassy area in the middle of the island. You can do a circuit which is approx. 850m and the paths are mainly formed tracks. However there are also some uneven and narrow parts over tree roots which we found a little difficult to navigate - so many people would consider this walk not wheelchair friendly.

Dogs allowed off lead - under effective control.

From here we wandered back over the footbridge and headed towards the town centre via the Sheean Memorial Walk (highlighted red on map pic). This is a flat, easy walk on a sealed path and takes you from Bells Parade (near the caravan park) to Gilbert Street. This is approx. 15-20 minutes depending on your strolling speed.

Dogs allowed on lead. 

Monclair's on Gilbert Street was great for a spot of lunch and failry accessible for the wheelchair into their outdoor courtyard which is very dog friendly too (please note we did not take the wheelchair inside the cafe so are unable to comment). 

After a bit of a wander in the town, we then headed back towards the car (Bells Parade) via the 'nature walk', which we accessed off William Street (highlighted purple on map pic). This was not wheelchair friendly. There were a number of inclines, a bit of a bumpy path and a flight of stairs!! Dogs allowed on lead. 

Once we conquered the nature walk...we rejoined the much easier Sheean Memorial Walk, which took us down to the river. This was a lovely spot for a rest in the sun and for Mr Hughie to have swim before heading home.