Campbell Town Tasmania
Image Courtesy: Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett
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.
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 Just Tassie Books 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 in Campbell Town
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.
Travel Times & Distances to Campbell Town
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
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