Campbell Town

Rich Colonial History in the Heart of Tasmania

Region: East Coast

Rich Colonial History in the Heart of Tasmania

What to do in Campbell Town Tasmania

Located on the Midland Highway between Launceston and Hobart, Campbell Town is a picturesque historic town. Settled in the early 1800s Campbell Town is rich in early colonial history and has some beautiful landmarks and buildings including the Red Bridge, The Grange and St Michael’s Church.

Stroll the streets of Campbell Town and soak up the history of early colonial life.

To get the best experience of the town’s colonial history, the Convict Brick Trail along High Street reveals stories of the convicts who resided in the town – the builders of many of the historic buildings including the Red Bridge and the Foxhunter’s Return. The Campbell Town Museum provides even more insight into the history of the town for the history-buff.

Campbell Town is a great place to stop for fuel, a coffee/snack or a bite to eat regardless of which direction you’re travelling in. There’s a great park with public toilets located in the heart of the town opposite the shops and there’s typically plenty of parking.

We highly recommend taking some time out while you’re cruising around Tasmania in your AutoRent rental to stroll the streets of Campbell Town and soak up the history of early colonial life. There’s also some great boutique shops with a range of antique and hand-crafted Tasmanian products.

Considered by the National Trust to be one of the most “substantial hotel buildings of the period” – make sure you check out The Fox Hunters Return it’s a beautiful building which is now a private residence and home to The Book Cellar bookstore. Other buildings of note are:

  • St Luke’s Church – north end of main street
  • The Old Rectory – corner of Bridge & Pedder St
  • Transit of Venus Sundial – main parklands (in front of The Grange)

Things to do around Campbell Town Tasmania

Heritage Highway Museum & Visitor Information Centre

Located in the town centre we recommend stopping by here first to obtain a copy of the Campbell Town Historic Heart of Tasmania brochure as this will clearly outline over 40 historic points of interest that you can explore.

The Book Cellar

Located under the Fox Hunters Return, The Book Cellar is a one-of-a-kind bookstore not to be missed on a trip to Campbell Town. Underneath the historic hotel, holding cells for convicts have now been converted in to a rustic bookstore.

http://www.bookcellar.com.au/

Travel Times & Distances to Campbell Town Tasmania

From Launceston: app. 50 minutes – 70kms
From Devonport: app. 1 hour 40 minutes – 150kms
From Hobart: app. 1 hour 35 minutes – 135kms

Visitor Information & Booking Centre

Address: 103 High Street, Campbell Town