Evandale - Tasmania
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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.
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. 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.
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 in Evandale
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.
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.
Motorhome and Campervan Parks in Evandale
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.
Drive Times & Distances to Evandale
From Launceston: app. 20 minutes - 20kms
From Devonport: app. 1 hour 15 minutes - 110kms
From Hobart: app. 2 hours 10 minutes - 182kms
Evandale Tourist Information Centre
Address: 18 High Street, Evandale
Phone: +61 3 6391 8128
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