Home to the ‘Best Soil on the Island’
Region: Launceston & North
What to do in Scottsdale Tasmania
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.
The Bridestowe Lavender Farm is a gem of Scottsdale’s agricultural prowess, home to some of the world’s best lavender
Just 15km out of Scottsdale is another gem of its agricultural prowess – The Bridestowe Lavender Farm. Bridestowe is a huge lavender estate home to some of the world’s best lavender. It is open all year round but the best time to visit is during the summer, when the lavender is in full bloom. The gift shop and café are open all year, and have an extensive range of lavender products, food and drinks.
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 around Scottsdale Tasmania
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.
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
Scottsdale Tasmania Campervan & Motorhome Parks
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.
Travel Times & Distances to Scottsdale Tasmania
From Launceston: app. 1 hour – 63kms
From Devonport: app. 2 hours – 159kms
From Hobart: app. 3 hours 10 minutes – 255kms
Visitor Information & Booking Centre
Located: Alfred Street, Scottsdale
Phone: (03) 6352 6520
Open: 9am to 5pm daily (excludes Christmas Day)