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Cressy is a rural township situated below the Great Western Tiers on the Norfolk Plains and is Tasmania's only 'troutified' township and home to the well-known Tasmanian Trout Expo.

The Cressy area is a mecca for fly fishing. Known as the 'Gateway to Trout Fishing Paradise' the town offers access to Brumby's Creek, the Weirs, and the Macquarie, Lake and Liffey rivers, all top spots that attract anglers from around the world.

The area of Norfolk Plains, which takes in the Cressy district, was at one time the richest wheat growing area in Tasmania. Today more specialised crops are grown such as poppies for the pharmaceutical industry.

Cressy is a 20-min drive (36 km) from Launceston.

Local tips

  • Try spotting trout - in the form of street signs
  • Enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the world in the nearby Lakes district