SCOTTSDALE

Scottsdale is a very interesting and small town that is encounted when traveling the Launceston/Bridport route. Scottsdale services a rich farming region. Heritage is clearly important at Scottsdale.

The area was first surveyed in 1855 and was described as, "the best soil on the island ... well watered, with a mild climate" by surveyor James Scott, for whom the town is named. This rings true today as the town, as well as being the regional centre for other north-east towns, is a major agricultural centre.

The setting of the town, surrounded by green fields and blue mountains, as well as increasing infrastructure and improved promotion for visitors, is giving the local tourism industry a boost. The Barnbougle Dunes Golf Links and the Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm are key local attractions.

The Forest EcoCentre, operated by Forestry Tasmania, was built in Scottsdale in the late 1990s, as an educational visitor centre designed to inform the public about the forestry industry in Tasmania.

There are a number of heritage buildings in the town.

The Scottsdale Hotel has just celebrated the 100 year anniversary. The other pub is a tavern.

The Anglican Church is also over 100 years old. The United quite stately and the Catholic, owing to a fire in 1993 is now modern. The Presbyterian isalso modern

The Museum is in the old court house.

The official War Memorial is not sighted at any time and directions will be required to locate. The tree carvings are a feature of this region.

When visiting Scottsdale be sure to allow plenty of time. This is a nice spot.

 

 

  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