CAMPBELL TOWN

CAMPBELL TOWN

CAMPBELL TOWN

Campbell Town

One of the early coaching stops between Launceston and Hobart, Campbell Town sits on the banks of the Elizabeth River. Named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie after his wife’s family during his 1821 visit. Now, as then, Campbell Town is the centre of the sheep farming region and is a popular stopping point on the journey north and south.

The Red Bridge at Campbell Town is the oldest bridge on the National Highway. Completed in 1838, it has over 1.5 million bricks, every single one of them hand made by convicts in the town. Although built for the days of horses and carriages, this bridge now carries over 2 million vehicles each year and yet it has needed very little repair work. A testament to the workmanship and skills of the early labourers.

Campbell Town has a population of around 900 and there is an impressive collection of colonial buildings such as The Grange (designed by convict architect James Blackburn in the 1840s).

The Convict Brick Trail is a monument to our convict history. Each brick engraved with the names and a few personal details of convicts transported to Australia and Norfolk Island. Follow the trail of bricks along High Street.

Highlights not to miss

  • Visit the Heritage Highway Museum and Visitor Information Centre
  • Lunch or dinner at one of the many eateries in town
  • Picnic by the river or in Valentines Park
  • See the stunning Red Bridge from the walkway
  • Feed the ducks on the Elizabeth River
  • Stay on the banks of the river in this RV Friendly town
  • Explore the Convict Brick Trail
  • View the Harold Gatty Memorial
  • Enjoy the playground, skate park, or outdoor gym
  • Glimpse Campbell Town’s convict origins depicted with exquisite chainsaw carvings near the Red Bridge
  • The swimming pool is open November – April
  • Fish for trout in the Elizabeth River
  • Explore specialty shopping, arts and gallery, gifts, unique bookshop
  • Enjoy a true country show at the Campbell Town Show in June

Campbell Town

One of the early coaching stops between Launceston and Hobart, Campbell Town sits on the banks of the Elizabeth River. Named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie after his wife’s family during his 1821 visit. Now, as then, Campbell Town is the centre of the sheep farming region and is a popular stopping point on the journey north and south.

The Red Bridge at Campbell Town is the oldest bridge on the National Highway. Completed in 1838, it has over 1.5 million bricks, every single one of them hand made by convicts in the town. Although built for the days of horses and carriages, this bridge now carries over 2 million vehicles each year and yet it has needed very little repair work. A testament to the workmanship and skills of the early labourers.

Campbell Town has a population of around 900 and there is an impressive collection of colonial buildings such as The Grange (designed by convict architect James Blackburn in the 1840s).

The Convict Brick Trail is a monument to our convict history. Each brick engraved with the names and a few personal details of convicts transported to Australia and Norfolk Island. Follow the trail of bricks along High Street.

Highlights not to miss

  • Visit the Heritage Highway Museum and Visitor Information Centre
  • Lunch or dinner at one of the many eateries in town
  • Picnic by the river or in Valentines Park
  • See the stunning Red Bridge from the walkway
  • Feed the ducks on the Elizabeth River
  • Stay on the banks of the river in this RV Friendly town
  • Explore the Convict Brick Trail
  • View the Harold Gatty Memorial
  • Enjoy the playground, skate park, or outdoor gym
  • Glimpse Campbell Town’s convict origins depicted with exquisite chainsaw carvings near the Red Bridge
  • The swimming pool is open November – April
  • Fish for trout in the Elizabeth River
  • Explore specialty shopping, arts and gallery, gifts, unique bookshop
  • Enjoy a true country show at the Campbell Town Show in June

Campbell Town

One of the early coaching stops between Launceston and Hobart, Campbell Town sits on the banks of the Elizabeth River. Named by Governor Lachlan Macquarie after his wife’s family during his 1821 visit. Now, as then, Campbell Town is the centre of the sheep farming region and is a popular stopping point on the journey north and south.

The Red Bridge at Campbell Town is the oldest bridge on the National Highway. Completed in 1838, it has over 1.5 million bricks, every single one of them hand made by convicts in the town. Although built for the days of horses and carriages, this bridge now carries over 2 million vehicles each year and yet it has needed very little repair work. A testament to the workmanship and skills of the early labourers.

Campbell Town has a population of around 900 and there is an impressive collection of colonial buildings such as The Grange (designed by convict architect James Blackburn in the 1840s).

The Convict Brick Trail is a monument to our convict history. Each brick engraved with the names and a few personal details of convicts transported to Australia and Norfolk Island. Follow the trail of bricks along High Street.

Highlights not to miss

  • Visit the Heritage Highway Museum and Visitor Information Centre
  • Lunch or dinner at one of the many eateries in town
  • Picnic by the river or in Valentines Park
  • See the stunning Red Bridge from the walkway
  • Feed the ducks on the Elizabeth River
  • Stay on the banks of the river in this RV Friendly town
  • Explore the Convict Brick Trail
  • View the Harold Gatty Memorial
  • Enjoy the playground, skate park, or outdoor gym
  • Glimpse Campbell Town’s convict origins depicted with exquisite chainsaw carvings near the Red Bridge
  • The swimming pool is open November – April
  • Fish for trout in the Elizabeth River
  • Explore specialty shopping, arts and gallery, gifts, unique bookshop
  • Enjoy a true country show at the Campbell Town Show in June