Deloraine is a very pretty valley town and is one of the nicest towns in Australia. This quite a boast, but the visitor will quickly see why. Deloraine is also a modern town with all of the essential services.
Deloraine is a charming, historically interesting and attractive town located on the banks of the Meander River 228 km north of Hobart, 48 km west of Launceston and 253 m above sea level. While not attracting tourists in the same numbers as Ross or Richmond it has been classified by the National Trust as a town of historical significance.
It is likely that the town, which lies near the Great Western Tiers, was named after Sir William Deloraine, a character in Sir Walter Scott's long poem The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805). It was a kinsman of Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Scott, who first surveyed the district in the 1824. The area was first explored by Europeans in 1823 when Captain Rolland travelled through the area searching for new agricultural lands.