Evandale

One of the Best Preserved Historic Towns in Australia

Region: Launceston & North

One of the Best Preserved Historic Towns in Australia

What to do in Evandale Tasmania

Located just south of Launceston and also not far from the Launceston Airport, Evandale was originally established in 1811 as a military post. It is a delightful town full of vitality and energy and if you’re touring Tasmania we recommend you stop by and take in the great cafes, market, crafts and antiques.

As one of the best preserved historic towns in Australia, Evandale gives a glimpse into the history of the state

Evandale is full to the brim with history and is a National Trust classified Georgian village, everywhere you look you’ll see heritage buildings and homes including various churches and the Clarendon Arms hotel. As one of the best preserved historic towns in Australia, Evandale gives a glimpse into the history of the state. Evandale is also located on the banks of the South Esk River and there’s plenty of room to pull over in a motorhome or campervan and relax by the river for a while.

Nearby to Evandale is the perfect showcase of the town’s history – Clarendon House. Clarendon House is a three-storey Georgian house built in 1838, and kept in its original condition. The National Trust manage Clarendon to ensure it stays true to its image, featuring a servants’ quarters, heritage walled garden, several farm buildings and an avenue of elm trees. Tours are available daily at Clarendon until 3:15 in the afternoon.

Give yourself at least half a day to absorb the rich history of Evandale, grab yourself a copy of the Heritage Walk guide from the Tourist Information Centre and amble along at your own pace. Evandale is relatively flat so walking’s a great option for any age group.

Things to do around Evandale Tasmania

Evandale Market

The Sunday Market at Evandale is a popular destination for the locals within the region especially from nearby Launceston. There’s local arts, crafts and hand made giftware available as well as wide range of fresh seasonal produce, coffee and takeaway food. Located at Falls Park, Logan Road, Evandale. Open 8am to 1:30pm Sundays.

Clarendon

Step back in time when you explore this breathtaking three-storey Georgian house built in 1838. Includes gardens, fly fishing museum, Clarendon fashion collection (1830s to 1960s) and the Norfolk Plains Heritage Centre. Located at 234 Clarendon Station Road, Nile (via Evandale). Open Tues, Thurs and Sat 10am to 4pm. Closed July/August, Christmas/Boxing Day, Good Friday and for major events or private hire. Admission $5.00.

Visit the Clarendon Website

Evandale Tasmania Campervan & Motorhome Parks

Falls Park Rest Area

Only available weekdays due to Market on weekend, self-contained vehicles (campervans/motorhomes) only. Located 14 Logan Rd, Evandale – there’s also a dump point available at Morven Park on Barclay Street.

Travel Times & Distances to Evandale Tasmania

From Launceston: app. 20 minutes – 20kms
From Devonport: app. 1 hour 15 minutes – 110kms
From Hobart: app. 2 hours 10 minutes – 182kms

Visitor Information & Booking Centre

Address: 18 High Street, Evandale
Phone+61 3 6391 8128