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DISTANCES: Hobart 70Km, Launceston 227Km, Queenstown 182Km


Hamilton is a town which has made the very most of its charms and attractions. It is an old-world village set amidst a very Australian rural setting. Hamilton retains many of its colonial buildings, including St Peter’s (1836), small stone cottages and grander houses fronting the main street within a crisscross of lanes, old walls and ruins.

Still unspoiled and uncommercial the area offers good trout fishing in Lake Meadowbank and the Clyde River.

A restored wayside inn now operates as a craft gallery and tea rooms.

One of the particular delights of Hamilton is the accommodation which is encouraging more and more visitors to stay in the area. The great variety of styles includes some of the state’s best colonial cottage accommodation and a notable historic hotel.

Hamilton is the centre of a pastoral district. A sheep centre is based on a working sheep property where pre-booked groups from Australia and overseas can experience rural life.

On the shore of Lake Meadowbank nearby is secluded visitor accommodation.