Evandale (including Nile)
A classified Historic Town with many elegant Georgian buildings
Evandale is situated on the South Esk River 20 km south of Launceston and a few kilometres beyond Launceston airport. A classified historic town, it is a storehouseof superb heritage buildings which remain in largely original condition.
Evandale (including Nile)
Small and attractive town south of Launceston
Located 34 km south west of Launceston, Cressy is a small, attractive, and historically significant town which came into existence in the 1850s to service the surrounding wheat farms. It was named after a land grant which was taken up in 1826 by a British company which had been formed to exploit Van Diemen's Land's agricultural potential. This substantial wheat farm prospered until 1856 when it was broken up. It was around this time that a distinctive settlement emerged. The Cressy Hotel had been opened in 1845 and the town came into existence around 1855.
Fascinating small historic town south west of Launceston
Located 24 km south west of Launceston and 175 m above sea level, Longford (a classified historic town) was named after a county in Ireland by the colonial surveyor, Roderic O'Connor.
Lilydale (including Lalla)
Distinctly English town with gardens and cool climate bushwalks
Located 25 km north east of Launceston, Lilydale, nestling under the northern slopes of Mount Arthur (1187 m), is an attractive town noted for the distinctive 'Englishness' of its gardens which mix with the appeal of the diverse range of interesting bushwalks in the district.
A delightful historic village on the main road between Launceston and Hobart.
Located 51 km south of Launceston on the Midland Highway, Cleveland is another charming, historic village on the main road between Launceston and Hobart. It was established as a coaching stop in 1842 and grew rapidly with the local houses being built out of wattle and daub and the hotels, The Bald Faced Stag (1838) and St Andrews Inn (1845), having a Georgian permanence and solidity.
Hadspen (including Carrick)
Authentic and peaceful nineteenth century town
Located 18 km south west of Launceston on the Bass Highway, Hadspen has recently been by-passed, a decision which has meant that the main street, and with it the town's historic charm, has returned to the way it was in the nineteenth century. Thus the Main Road, from the Church of the Good Shepherd to the Red Feather Inn, is neat, charming and largely unchanged.
Second largest city in Tasmania noted for its exceptionally beautiful nineteenth century buildings.
Launceston is Tasmania's second major centre. Located 199 km north of Hobart on the Tamar River, Launceston, with its population of approximately 65 000, is really nothing more than a large country town with an extraordinary history and a large number of elegant nineteenth century buildings. There is an argument that it has the greatest concentration of large nineteenth century buildings of any city in Australia. While it doesn't feel like a major city it does have a distinctive ambience and charm and it is this that helps to make it a destination of great charm and an ideal central point for exploring the many nineteenth century villages which are within half and hour of the city centre.
Mole Creek (including Mayberry)
Entry point to the Western Tiers and the nearby limestone caves
Mole Creek is a tiny, rather unimportant, little township on the road from Deloraine to Cradle Mountain. Located at the edge of the Great Western Tiers it is 72 km west of Launceston and 271 km northwest of Hobart, via Launceston. The town was named, with little imagination, after a nearby creek which, because the area is predominantly limestone, disappears underground "like a mole".
Tasmania's "second city" gives the state capital a run when it comes to food, wine, produce and its outstanding natural features.