The Tin Mine Centre

Derby - Places to See

Derby
Old mining town notable for its excellent Tin Mine Centre museum
If you arrive in Derby at the same time as one of the many tourist buses which make their way around Tasmania, you're likely to find hundreds of people either inspecting the town's major attraction, The Tin Mine Centre, or busily consuming scones and tea in the 'Crib Shed' tearooms attached to the centre. This should not be surprising. Derby is a classified historic town.

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The Old Post Office

Scottsdale

Scottsdale (including Nabowla)
Largest township between Launceston and the eastern coast
Located 63 km east of Launceston and 200 metres above sea level, Scottsdale is the major township in the mountains between Launceston and the east coast. Surrounded by hills, it is very much a timber town. The Forestry Commission has large offices in town. There is also mixed farming in the surrounding district.

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Looking across the Tamar River towards Windemere

Windemere

Windemere
Pretty little village on the eastern shore of the Tamar River
Located 20 km north of Launceston on the eastern shore of the Tamar River, Windemere is a charming small village noted for its particularly attractive and historic St Matthias Church which is a popular destination for weddings.

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The war memorial in the main street

Avoca

Historic goldmining town with wide street and large number of historic buildings.

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Looking over the township of Branxholm.

Branxholm

Branxholm
Quiet and sleepy timber town
Located 93 km north east of Launceston on the Tasman Highway, Branxholm is a typical north-east Tasmania timber town nestled into the rolling hills. It is notable for its saw mills (arriving from the west the first thing the visitor sees is the mills with its sawdust burners in the valley below), its hop fields and its distinctive sprawling street pattern which makes the small town spread across the valley floor.

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Fishing vessels at low tide in the Brid River

Bridport

Bridport
Pleasant holiday destination on Anderson Bay
Located 91 km north east from Launceston via the Tasman Highway, the attractive holiday town of Bridport is situated at the southern end of Anderson Bay. With a population of around 1000 (which expands dramatically in summer) it is in an area noted for its excellent sea and river fishing, its swimming and beach facilities, and its holiday atmosphere.

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View across the river from the simming hole

Avoca

Attractive town on the road from Launceston to the East Coast.

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The Batman Bridge

Sidmouth

Sidmouth
Tiny township famous for its Auld Kirk on the banks of the Tamar River
Located 39 km northwest of Launceston near the western banks of the Tamar River, Sidmouth is a tiny, inconsequential town just beyond the western end of the Batman Bridge.

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