Avoca is a very small town encounted when traveling the Launceston to St Marys (or vice versa). Avoca was originally named 'St Paul's Plains' by John Helder Wedge who surveyed the area in 1833. The reason for the change remains a research mystery.

Avoca is situated on the banks of the South Esk River and was first settled in the 1830s. It was originally named 'St Paul's Plains' by the explorers who surveyed the area in 1833. The area was officially settled in 1834 as a farming, coal and tin mining village. Today mines in the area have closed and Avoca serves only as a farming community.

A number of historic buildings exist in the small town, including the St Thomas Anglican Church completed on 8 May 1842, the parish hall completed around 1850, and the Union Hotel built in 1842. Nearby locations include Rossarden, Fingal and Storys Creek, and Fingal is now a dry town from a pub perspective.

Although a tiny town Avoca has an active heritage position.

There is this interesting Bush Nurse acknowledgement.

The Avoca War Memorial is near the museum.

When passing through the traveler will note an air of positive commerce about this small community. Enjoy refreshment, the unique  'bush nurse' symbolism, or visit the museum.




  Fireplace   Dump Station
  General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
  Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course