Living in Dorset

Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Visiting Dorset

Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

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Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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Our region is blessed with considerable tourism opportunities. It boasts great natural attractions such as tall forests, spectacular waterfalls, World Heritage coastal wetlands, rich agricultural landscapes and long stretches of unspoilt beaches.

To help plan your trip, some of our most iconic tourist attractions are briefly described below.

Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails


World class mountain biking in temperate rainforest with some of the most stunning landscapes in Tasmania.

North East Rail Trail

Scottsdale to Tulendeena

A spectacular 52 km return rail trail with lush forest vegetation that still provides views of the surrounding mountains. Several entry and exit points for shorter rides/walks available.

Bridport Walking Track


An 11 km circuit accessible to the village of Bridport this unique circuit can be easily walked by young and old, with various entry and exit points.

Scottsdale RSL Military Museum


Arguably one of the best military museums in the state the Scottsdale RSL Military Museum has the only Vietnam era Iroquois Helicopter on public display in Tasmania. There is also an extensive display of military memorabilia, covering all wars that Australia has been involved in - from the Boer War to present day conflicts.

Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees


Legerwood Carved Memorial Trees are trees sculpted into World War One soldiers and family members from the local area. The 25 statues were carved by chainsaw and depict the fallen men and women they were planted for in 1918.

Barnbougle Links Golf Resort


Barnbougle is one of the world"s top golf destinations and consists of two courses' The Dunes and the Lost Farm. True golfing treasures for both the enthusiast, and social golfer.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate


Bridestowe Lavender Estate is considered one of the State's most spectacular vistas during flowering in December and January. The 265 acre site is noted for its manicured fields of lavender, beautiful gardens and sophisticated tourist facilities and is the world's largest privately-owned lavender farm.

Mt William National Park

Access via Gladstone or St Helens

Long sandy beaches, excellent bushwalks, camping, amazing diversity of flora and fauna, swimming, fishing and some of the best dive sites in the state at George"s Rocks and Eddystone Point

Mt Victoria Forest Reserve - Ralphs Falls


One of the 60 Great Short Walks and, at over 90m, Tasmania"s highest single drop waterfall.

Little Blue Lake

Sth Mt Cameron

Little Blue Lake is a natural phenomenon resulting from the pioneering mining days of South Mount Cameron and the surrounding areas. Originally a mine hole, the lake reflects a vivid aqua blue from the minerals in its base. Please note, swimming is not recommended due to the high mineral content in the water.

Mt Stronach Reserve


A 5 km return walk zigzagging around the slopes of Mt.Stronach overlooking Scottsdale.

Tebrakunna Visitor Centre

Musselroe Bay

The centre boasts stunning views of Bass Strait and the Musselroe Wind Farm and includes informative displays about the wind farm, the traditional landowners and history of the Cape Portland property, as well as the maritime and mining history of the region.

Electronic Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations in Dorset

There are 2 EV charging stations in Dorset:

A Direct Current (DC) 50kW fast charging station located next to the Scottsdale Art Gallery Cafe, 42 King Street, Scottsdale. This can give an EV 100km worth of charge in 20 minutes, at a cost of approximately $7.20 and is available for use 24 hours a day. For more information on this charging station, visit this website here.

A 22kW charging station is located outside the Bridport Information Centre, Main Street, Bridport. This is a slower charging station, taking approximately 3-4 hours to fully charge a vehicle, however, enough energy can be transferred in a 1 hour charge for a 120km trip. It is available between 10 am - 4pm daily with a $10 flat rate fee.

More information and resources:

Scottsdale Visitor Information Centre
Address: 4 Alfred Street, Scottsdale TAS 7260


Phone: 03 6352 6520

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