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Cressy lures anglers from around the world with its proximity to world-class trout fishing. 

Get hooked on brown trout and be spoilt with legendary fly-fishing locations such as Brumbys Creek, the Macquarie, Lake and Liffey rivers, and myriad lakes in the Central Highlands.

The town hosts the Tasmanian Trout Expo each year, and the prize catch (and release) of the day is a $10,000 tagged trout. 

Sitting below the mountain bluffs of the Great Western Tiers, which form part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site, the town is also at the heart of a rich rural region – this was once Tasmania’s most productive wheat-growing area.

Pouring through the bluffs, a 30min drive from Cressy, is one of northern Tasmania's most beautiful waterfalls, Liffey Falls.


Cressy is a 25min drive (33km) south of Launceston.


Insider tips
  • Drop into Rustic Bakehouse for bread and pastries baked in a Scotch wood-fired oven that dates back to 1926. 
  • Get snapped with the 6m-high Big Trout on Main Street.

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