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DISTANCES: Launceston 27Km, Hobart 188Km


Located just off the Heritage Highway, Longford was first settled in 1813 and is one of the oldest towns in northern Tasmania. The town retains its fine old historic buildings, many of which were built by convict labour. Several Longford churches date back to its colonial beginnings. The bluestone Catholic Church and the Anglican Christ Church with its magnificent trees in spacious grounds, first settler’s graves, fine windows and clock are of particular interest.

Longford’s many Georgian style buildings, some still with their original stables, and colonial cottages set in mature gardens, provide modern day glimpses into Australia’s colonial past.

Across the road from Christ Church is the historic village green, with barbecue and picnic facilities.

A local hotel is famous for its memorabilia of Longford’s motor racing history.

A traditional ‘Blessing of the Harvest’ Festival is held on the village green on the 1st Sunday in March each year.

Fishing and water skiing on Longford’s waterways are favourite pastimes.

A short drive from the town; a well maintained country golf course awaits the enthusiast.

The magnificent Woolmers Estate located on the C520 offers a rare and unique glimpse of Australian Colonial History. A restaurant and colonial accommodation are available on the site.

The National Rose Garden and heritage vegetable garden, a two hectare unique journey through the evolution of the rose, is located at Woolmers Estate.

Several other historic properties offer superb colonial accommodation and Brickendon also offers tours of the National Estate listed gardens and working Farm Village.


Or why not play Skulduggery Game as you travel along and visit the Heritage Highway towns.

Art classes are a specialty to the area and Mountford Granary offers classes for the enthusiasts in a wonderful historic atmosphere.

There is a picturesque caravan park nestled on the banks of the Macquarie River near the heart of the town.

Longford is located fifteen minutes drive from the Launceston airport, just off the Illawarra Road (B52).