Top things to do

Top Choice Park in Sheffield

King George V Park

Hidden behind Main St's shops (access is via an asphalt path), this park has plenty of trees and lawn, a children's playground, public toilets, picnic tables, BBQs and an utterly charming mosaic walk inspired by loc…
Brewery in Sheffield

Seven Sheds

Here brewer and beer connoisseur Willie Simpson has turned a passion for home brewing into one of Tasmania's best boutique breweries. Located in the small town of Railton, 12km northeast of Sheffield, this brewery, …
Cafe in Sheffield

Old Scone Shop & Cafe

A visit here is akin to a time-travel experience, with doiley-adorned tables and a menu that the Country Women's Association would wholeheartedly endorse. And the good news is that the food is cheap and tasty – favo…
Cafe in Sheffield

Apple Tree Cafe

Aficionados of Devonshire teas will appreciate the Apple Tree Cafe's version, which features delicious homemade berry jam. A friendly and pretty space with stained-glass windows and high ceilings, it serves cakes, s…
Australian in Sheffield

Mountain Mumma

This mumma knows how to show guests a good time. On Saturday night, she hosts top-notch live music (country, bluegrass, blues, folk) and does a bustling trade in pizzas, which come in exotic permutations including G…
Pub in Sheffield

Sheffield Hotel

Depending on your viewpoint, the similarity of pub menus and food in Tasmania is either reassuring or tedious. This pub is like most other hotels on the island, offering cheap accommodation (rooms from $50), a bustl…
Art in Sheffield


This celebration of outdoor art is held each year. It’s a massive public paint-off in Mural Park – a theme is set and nine artists compete for a generous cash prize, with the resulting nine murals added to the park …
Gallery in Sheffield

Sheffield Working Art Space

Tasmanian Regional Arts Kentish (TRAK) helps artists in the local community to develop their art practices and promote their work. This volunteer-manned space in the old timber drill hall stages exhibitions and offe…
Cultural in Sheffield


SteamFest is a grand three-day occasion on the March long weekend that’s a true celebration of steam and bygone days – it's popular with both trainspotters and the wider community. The tractor-pulling competitions a…
Cafe in Sheffield

Blacksmith Gallery Cafe

A roaring wood stove on cold days makes this cafe a popular choice in winter. It serves simple fare including homemade pies, cakes and slices.