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The picturesque village of Lilydale, 28 km north-east of Launceston in the foothills of Mt Arthur, has a rich history of forestry, agriculture, tourism and arts.

Lilydale is increasingly becoming the northern gateway to Tasmania's East Coast, offering a beautiful drive through quaint towns, a tapestry of farms, endless adventure, sport, food and wine tourism attractions, and natural wonders.

From award-winning vineyards to farm-gates to boutique accommodation to spectacular waterfalls to arts and crafts to gorgeous English gardens – the Lilydale area has cemented itself as a leading destination in its own right.

And every second Sunday the town comes alive with two wonderful markets – the Village Market and the Meet the Producer Market – offering a vast range of stallholders with fresh produce, home-made goodies, arts, entertainment and more.

Meet goat's cheese makers, garlic growers, vineyard owners, artists, town characters and many more as you explore the region. And the town is fast becoming a hub for mountain bike riders from around the world, tackling internationally-acclaimed trails through spectacular scenery.

Lilydale is also known for a large alleged number of sightings of the Tasmanian Tiger, as well as a series of painted telegraph poles by local artists along the main street.

Lilydale is a 25-min drive (28 km) north-east of Launceston.

Local tips

  • Enjoying a relaxing massage with locally-grown herbal oils
  • Follow an easy walk (10 min return) from a reserve and picnic area through ferns and eucalypt forest to Lilydale Falls - two delightful cascading waterfalls