48 Hours in Campbell Town
48 Hours in Campbell Town is a brochure designed and created by Gallery 81. The Gallery and the local tourist information points will have copies, but you are able to download (a low-res) version of the brochure here.
The brochure is reproduced below for your reading convenience.
Campbell Town is well-known for being a popular stopping point for travellers heading towards the north and south of Tasmania. Its central location on the Midland Highway makes it an ideal destination for tourists to take advantage of its easy access to all four corners of the island.
Morning: Visit the Campbell Town Museum and Information Centre at the Town Hall to learn more about the town’s history. Once you have heard and read about Campbell Town’s beginnings take one of the three self-guided walking tours around the town. You will be impressed by the many colonial buildings that still exist in this historic town.
All this walking should ensure a healthy appetite and Campbell Town offers a variety of options for lunch.
Afternoon: Follow the Convict Brick Trail along High Street revealing individual stories of Tasmania’s convicts. This trail will lead you to the Foxhunters Return, next to the Red Bridge, which houses a stunning bookshop, The Book Cellar. Located in a fascinating heritage setting in the convict cellars under Foxhunters Return, Campbell Town’s famous coaching inn dating back to 1833. You will find an extensive range of books and it has the largest collection of old and new Tasmanian books for sale.
Make your way to the northern end of town and visit a unique art gallery, Gallery 81. It has an amazing permanent exhibition of 81 paintings each with a written reflection. Enjoy a Tasmanian glass of wine or craft beer or cider while viewing this extraordinary body of work. Talk to the Artist in Residence Luke Harvey while he paints. Gallery 81 offers only Tasmanian produce so why not try one of their delicious cheese platters.
Evening: Stay at the highly acclaimed bed and breakfast, Ivy on Glenelg or the Campbell Town Hotel which has 10 rooms, all with ensures. The locals are very friendly and are more than happy to have a chat. Or it you are self-sufficient by way of a caravan or motorhome, you can stay for free at Blackburn Park next to the Elizabeth River, opposite the Red Bridge Cafe and Providore.
Pick up picnic supplies and enjoy a leisurely lunch besides the Elizabeth River admiring the Chainsaw Tree Sculptures. Don’t be surprised if the local ducks come to say hello.
Afternoon: Take a 10-minute drive south of Campbell Town to Ross, Tasmania’s Finest Heritage Village. Explore the Female Factory, Tasmanian Wool Centre, the Ross Bridge and more. So much to do and so little time…
Why don’t you turn this 48-hour itinerary into a 72-hour itinerary? Thank you for visiting our beautiful town.