The ‘Town of Topiary’ , located between Latrobe and Sheffield, maintains over 100 imaginative topiary characters along streets, and in parks and private gardens. Here you can see everything from a life-size topiary steam train to a spider, an elephant and baby, guitar, and Tasmania’s last “living” Tasmanian Tiger. Railton also features Seven Sheds Brewery and Meadery, the Looking Glass fibre optics shops and Railton Arts & Crafts which features local crafters’ work. On the edge of town is the mystical Sykes Sanctuary – which features strange monuments with mathematical equations in a serene nature sanctuary.
Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve is the only orchid reserve in Australia and hosting more than 30 varieties, about half of which are endemic to the local area. With these unusual attractions, The Town of Topiary is a little bit quirky, and definitely a lot of fun.