A Journey Through Time Tour

  • If your visit has you in the North on a Sunday schedule this itinerary for this day. Begin the adventures with a visit to the weekly market in Evandale, a village that is a brief drive from Launceston and a place where even the locals feel nostalgic. It's quaint, the people are hospitable, and on Sunday's the village is at it's charming best. Children will love the horse rides and the Evandale light rail whilst you browse the local crafts, produce, book and bric-a-brac stalls. A national trust classified Georgian village there is plenty to see and do in Evandale, if only to admire the unspoilt heritage buildings.
  • A wonderful stop for lunch or a cold beverage is Clarendon Arms in Evandale. A historic and traditional pub, relax by the traditional wood fire or soak up the live music in the beer garden.
  • Speaking of Clarendon...that's where we suggest you visit next, but Clarendon House this time, famous as Australia's grandest rural colonial estate. Be marvelled by the beauty of the house set on 7 acres of park lands on the banks of the South Esk River and discover the fashion collection featuring precious gowns from the 1830's to 1960's.

Afternoon

  • The headline acts for this itinerary await - Tasmania's world heritage convict sites, Brickendon and Woolmers Estate are not to be skipped over.
  • Line your history loving pockets with the story of the Archer family, the owners of the Brickendon property for the past two centuries and now in their 7th generation. Connect with 19th century history on the working farm via the convict constructed buildings, memorabilia, and even the convict farm walk between the property and neighbouring Woolmers Estate.
  • Home to the national rose garden Woolmers Estate is a true beauty. Indulge in a coffee break at one of the eateries on site and bask in the authentic colonial setting.
  • From this point a hat trick of wonderful options are yours to choose; return to Launceston directly or take a longer route that incorporates a visit to Entally House. Alternatively, continue on to Hobart along the Heritage Highway to Campbell Town.
    • If your journey includes heading to Hobart, once you arrive in Campbell Town wander past many of the 100 year old homes, and pop by The Book Cellar, a book store housed within the convict cellar of the 1830's inn named Foxhunters Return.
    • Gallery 81 on Campbell Town's High Street is host to 81 paintings as the name suggests. The Tasman wall features Tasmanian landscape works, it is here you may spot some places you have seen on your travels so far.

Stay

  • Red Feather Inn in Hadspen, nearby to Entally Estate offers cooking classes, divine dinner menus featuring Tasmanian produce, and premium boutique accommodation options.
  • Colonial Cottages of Ross is a small detour off the Heritage Highway and is a precinct of convict built sandstone cottages.