Sheffield is nestled near the base of Mt Roland, 25 kilometres south of Devonport on the way to Cradle Mountain. A rural town with a most unusual collection of murals, more than 30 of them, that illustrate the history of the area.
Arts and crafts are among the important activities in the area and galleries and studios display high quality hand weaving, leatherwork and pottery. There is also a community museum, a deer farm and an emu farm. The town is near Lake Barrington, the venue of international rowing competitions, and is surrounded by wonderful scenery.