One of the Best Preserved Historic Towns in Australia

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.

Evandale • Launceston & North, Places (Towns/Cities)

One of the Best Preserved Historic Towns in Australia