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.

Quick Facts

Railton is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Kentish  in Tasmania, it is located approximately 186kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 70.665 square kilometres. Railton has a recorded population of 997 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.

If you are planning a visit to Railton we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Railton and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.