Ringarooma is not a town that you may encounter. The traveller will have to take the short diversion to visit. This very small township was established in the 1860s after the Tasmanian Government provided a grant of 100 pounds in 1859 to build a road (it had to be hacked out of the dense forests) from Launceston to Ringarooma. To service the surrounding farming community.
The district was soon opened up to farming in the late 1860s, and the town itself was founded in 1882 when a rural property was subdivided into lots by landowner Christopher Krushka. It was initially known as Krushka Town before being renamed Ringarooma in November 1888, taking on the name of a coastal town near Bridport, which was renamed Boobyalla. Today, Ringarooma is a small town surrounded by farming country near mountains such as Mount Victoria and Ben Lomond.