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Cressy is a rural township situated on the Norfolk Plains, below the Great Western Tiers 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, the Macquarie, Lake and Liffey rivers.

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 twenty-minute drive (36 kms) from Launceston.

Local tips

  • Enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the world in the nearby Lakes district