Scottsdale

Scottsdale is the business and services centre of North East Tasmania’s rich agricultural, dairying and forest region. The town has a range of supermarkets, banks and retail businesses together with medical centres, hospital, automotive services and fuel outlets, bike shop, sporting goods, accommodation, cafes and restaurant. A centre of diverse architectural heritage with easy access to wilderness, waterfalls and beaches.

Scottsdale: 

  • (Pop 2460)
  • Travel time to and from Launceston Airport – 1 hr, 15min;
  • Derby – 20 minutes

Education & Training:

  • Scottsdale High School 
  • Scottsdale Primary School
  • Dorset Trade Training Centre

 Health Facilities:                                            

  • Hospital                                                 
  • Medical Centres        

Aged Care:

  • Northbourne - Independent Living
  • Aminya - Assisted Living Hostel
  • James Scott Wing - NESM Hospital - High Dependency Care

Scottsdale

 

What to Do?

RSL Carvings

 A short stroll from the town’s Visitor Information Centre brings the visitor to the cenotaph and the magnificent RSL Carvings commissioned to create a lasting memorial to the efforts of all the armed forces during the Second World War and the Vietnam War. From the cannons and Spitfire Aeroplanes of WW2 to the M60 machine guns and Helicopters of Vietnam, all are represented.

On the other side of the park, fronting on to George Street is the carving which represents the dedication and bravery of Simpson and his Donkey. Private Jack Simpson Kirkpatrick, a field ambulance stretcher bearer at Anzac Cove, and his little donkey, rescued over 300 men in a period of 24 days.

Scottsdale Art Gallery Café

Art Gallery Scottsdale

Scottsdale Art Gallery is the largest privately owned art gallery in the North East of Tasmania, operating since 2005.  Architecturally designed to complement the fine art, timber and craft that are showcased it includes a convenient café serving goods baked on the premises.  Artwork is sourced from Tasmanian professional and emerging artists and as much as possible from the North East of the state so that you may enjoy the best of the local talent.

  • Open 7 days per week 9am-5pm.  Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
  • 42 King Street, Scottsdale Tasmania 7260
  • http://www.scottsdaleartgallery.com.au

North East Rail Trail

Rail Trail

The North East Rail Trail uses the old railway corridor from Scottsdale to Tulendeena offering, almost 30 kilometres of trail with an average gradient of 2.4% perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding.

The project originated with the Rotary Club of Scottsdale and winds through farmland and forests, passing through deep, solid granite cuttings, hand drilled then blasted with the resultant rock removed by horse and scoop. With a little imagination one can almost hear the sounds of the railroad workers and steam engines of the past.

Mt Stronach Walk

Mt Stronach

Standing North East over the town a 2.5 hour return walk to the summit of Mt. Stronach provides magnificent far reaching views over the town and surrounding countryside and out to the coast and the Furneaux Group of islands.

Located in Forest Reserve the slopes are clothed in dry forests of peppermint and stringy bark eucalypts with white gums along the ridge line.  Huge exposed granite slabs are often covered in Kunzea scrub and sphagnum moss.

North East Park

North East Park

North East Park is situated within the Scottsdale township and offers free camping for tents, caravans and campervans.  An ideal base for exploring the North East, all sites are unpowered and available for up to seven nights. Amenities include hot showers, toilets, dump point and gas barbeques. Set in peaceful park surroundings, enjoy a wander along endemic forest pathways, picnic by the ponds, feed the ducks and maybe spot a platypus, pademelon, wallaby or the rare and endangered burrowing crayfish.

Close to Rail Trail, walks and other attractions.  20 min. drive to Blue Derby MTB Trails.  (Scottsdale is an RV Friendly Town)