Northeast Tasmania is a great place to visit for a few days. If your interests are bird watching, bushwalking, golf, local produce, wine and meeting the friendly locals then you should plan to spend a few days in this region.
- 1 Launceston is the major city with an airport just 15 minutes out of town. Several flights come in and out everyday and there is a bus to the city centre.
- 2 Beauty Point
- 3 Bridport is a "village by the sea" where the locals go to play in the summer. But it's fantastic in the winter too. No crowds on the beaches the winter climate is perfect for exploring and relaxing, fresh seafood from the wharf - what more could you want.
- 4 Campbell Town
- 5 George Town
- 6 Ross - another of Tasmania's historic towns with many of the oldest buildings in Tasmania as well as one of the oldest bridges.
- 7 Scottsdale is the largest town servicing the rural area.This is the commercial centre, where you will find banks, electrical and furniture shops, plus all the other services you may require. The local council offices are here too.
- 8 St Helens
- 9 St Marys
- 10 Scamander
- 11 Fingal
You need to be in a relaxed frame of mind when you come to the North East of Tasmania – life moves at a different pace to the cities.
There is a bus service to Scottsdale, Bridport and Derby but it is best to have your own transport.
The major roads are paved to allow convenient moving from point A to point B but if you really want to explore you need to get off the beaten track up some of the gravel roads and get out of the vehicle and walk.
No public transport, as just like any other place in Tassie.
- Rolling hills, waterfalls, bushwalking, fishing, golfing, dolphin watching, join the beach culture with the locals.
- One of Australia's eleven UNESCO World Heritage listed convict sites, the Brickendon and Woolmers Estates in Longford
- Mathina Falls
Bridport and Scottsdale have some lovely eateries, restaurants, takeaways, cafes and hotels. Launceston offers just what an ordinary Australian city would offer which might not be available in smaller towns, although that is not to say that the smaller towns do have a good variety of restaurants and cafes, but not as much as Launceston. But you can never say no to a local cafe here.
The Bay Inn at Bridport is a popular watering hole for the locals.