North East Trail
Discover the natural beauty and pioneering spirit of Tasmania's North East. Vineyards and rich farming areas contrast with forests and stretches of beautiful unspoilt beaches.
Duration: 2 - 3 days
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Launceston – Bridport
- Drive 20 minutes from Launceston to the farming hamlet of Lilydale with its distinctive painted electricity poles that line the town's streets.
- For the adventurous, stop at Hollybank Treetops Adventure, five minutes before Lilydale at Underwood. Apart from a three-hour zip-line tour of the canopy, they can take you on a Segway journey through the bush on a futuristic bushwalk. You can also gear up for one of the many mountain bike trails in the area.
- Past Lilydale, look for signs pointing the way to the premium cool-climate vineyards of the Pipers River Region and the Tamar Valley Wine Route.
- Sample the still and sparkling wines of Pipers Brook Vineyard and visit the Jansz Wine Room and Interpretative Centre, 20 minutes off the Trail along Pipers Brook Road.
- Back on the Trail, visit Bridestowe Lavender Farm, the largest commercial lavender farm in the southern hemisphere for coffee or lunch in the café, then take a tour (December and January) and see how lavender is harvested and processed for its fragrant oils.
- Drive 20 minutes north of Scottsdale to the coastal village of Bridport – a picturesque town and a favourite for saltwater fishing - equipment can be hired in town.
- Play a round of golf at Barnbougle Dunes golf links, a challenging 18-hole championship course and Australia's No 1 public course. Barnbougle Dunes also has a club house with dining and bar facilities and accommodation.
- Next door, Lost Farm is an alternate 20-hole golf course option that complements Barnbougle and has luxury accommodation, restaurant and spa.