Campbell Town

Petrol and Oil Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Camping Area Liquor Supplies Public Toilets BBQ Picnic Area Visitor Information

View Location Map

DISTANCES: Launceston 68Km, Hobart 134Km

CLASSIFIED HISTORIC TOWN

Located on the Heritage Highway, Campbell Town was settled in 1821 as one of a chain of garrison stations and staging posts between Hobart and Launceston. The town is of considerable historic interest, the Red Bridge, a fine red brick structure, was built by convicts in 1836, and is still in use today with modern traffic that it wasn’t originally designed to take.

There are many buildings of importance. Campbell Town provides many shopping facilities including a pharmacy, newsagency, clothing, gifts, crafts, antiques, licensed restaurants, bakeries and cafes/takeaways.

RECREATION

Midlands Bowls Club, 9 hole Golf course, Rifle Club, Tennis, Swimming Pool (summer only), many other sporting clubs, also fishing at Lake Leake and in the nearby rivers.

ATTRACTIONS

Heritage Highway Museum, Gatty Memorial, Convict Brick Trail and much more to see on your walk or guided tour (by appointment, Phone (03) 6381 1503) of the town.

EVENTS

Each year at the beginning of June the Campbell Town Show (1838) is held, this being the oldest Wool Show in the Southern Hemisphere.

Held in January is the Campbell Town Festival of Art, for a week, open air painting and exhibitions ending with a Great Painting Race on the Australia Day Weekend.