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In 1855 surveyor James Scott (Scottsdale’s namesake) proclaimed that Scottsdale had “the best soil on the island”. True to his statement Scottsdale and its surrounding region are a hub of agricultural activity including dairy farms, potatoes and poppies. Scottsdale is also well known for it’s hop growing industry, lavender farming and forestry commission enterprises.

If you’re touring Tassie in a motorhome or campervan and you’re headed for the east coast from Launceston, you can take the alternative route through Scottsdale and the north-east and experience the relaxing rural lifestyle that’s in abundance in our island state.

Scottsdale is a sizeable township so if you’re looking to restock your camper with food and fuel or you want a bite to eat there’s a large supermarket and several service stations as well as takeaway shops, a pub with counter-meals, a gallery and several other boutique stores.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Scottsdale Art Gallery

Enjoy a rich aromatic coffee, morning/afternoon tea or lunch surrounded by art works in a range of media from various established and emerging artists. Located at 42 King Street, Scottsdale. Opening hours are 9am to 5pm daily.

Visit the Scottsdale Art Gallery Website

Pepper Bush Adventures

If you’re after wilderness, wildlife or wine – or a combination of all three - contact Pepper Bush Adventures to arrange a guided tour. Options include day and multi-day tours as well as nocturnal tours to explore Tasmania’s natural nightlife. Located at 65 King Street, Scottsdale. Online bookings available from their website

Visit the Pepper Bush Adventures Website

Dorset Museum & Oakdene Gardens

Learn about this history of Tasmania’s north east in this purpose built timber and iron museum designed to showcase the lifestyles of a rural farming community in Tassie. Located at 80 Oakdene Rd, Scottsdale. Open by appointment only - contact details available on website.

Visit the Dorset Museum Website

Campervan and Motorhome Parks In Scottsdale

Northeast Park

This park is provided by the Dorset Council it’s free and no bookings are required, a maximum of 7 nights is the only main restriction. There’s BBQ facilities, toilets and coin operated showers as well as a dump point for waste. There’s plenty of room for your motorhome or campervan in this peaceful park. Pets are not permitted. Located within Scottsdale on the Tasman Highway.

Visit the North East Park Website

Drive Times & Distances to Scottsdale

From Launceston: app. 1 hour - 63kms
From Devonport: app. 2 hours - 159kms
From Hobart: app. 3 hours 10 minutes - 255kms

Scottsdale Visitor Information Centre

Located: Alfred Street, Scottsdale
Phone: (03) 6352 6520
Open: 9am to 5pm daily (excludes Christmas Day)

Visit the Scottsdale Information Centre Website

Public Toilets & Amenities

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Commercial Vehicles

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Car sales

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