Visiting Dorset

Tourism

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

Derby

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

Bridport

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

Scottsdale

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

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

Barnbougle Links Golf Resort

Bridport

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

Nabowla

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.

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

Ringarooma

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

Scottsdale

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. 


More information and resources: 

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

Email: scottsdalevic@bigpond.com 

Phone: 03 6352 6520

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North East Tasmania Tourism (NETT)

Northern Tasmania 

North East Tasmania Circuit Map (Version April 2018) here