North East Tasmania's burgeoning tourism industry highlights the region's wonderful and plentiful natural attributes and rich history and is rapidly evolving to lead Tasmania in the world-wide phenomenom of Cycle Tourism.

Not only does it have the new and developing Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails at Derby, but for those of a more sedate cycling discipline, the North East Rail Trail North East Rail Trailutilises the historic former railway line from Scottsdale through around 30 km of spectacular scenery towards Legerwood. Funding has recently been approved to develop the former line between Cold Water Creek, just outside Launceston, through Lilydale and other smaller villages, to connect with the North East Rail Trail at Scottsdale; a further 70km of cycling enjoyment presenting huge opportunity for tourism development. (Read more on this development)



Dorset also boasts one of the world’s top golf destinations, Barnbougle Links Golf Resort. Barnbougle

Rated #2 Golf Course in Australia by Australian Golf Magazine (2013) and #11 in the World by U.S. Golf DigestThe Dunes, with its spectacular vistas of Tasmania’s North East Coast, is a Links Golf Course unlike any other in Australia.

Just a short pitching wedge across the river from The Dunes, lies Barnbougle’s second instalment - Lost Farm. Despite Lost Farm’s close proximity to The Dunes, it is remarkably different, featuring 20-holes that wind along the coast and through the coastal dunes.

Ranked as the #2 public course in Australia by Golf Australia Magazine, and #23 in the World by US Golf Digest, the Lost Farm course is an exciting challenge for Golfers from all levels of experience.



Internationally renowned Bridestowe Lavender Estate near Nabowla is the oldest and largest privately owned lavender plantation in the Southern Hemisphere, producing high grade perfume oil.

Bobby BearBridestowe Lavender

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  attracts visitors throughout the year. Bridestowe is also home to the world famous and much sought after 'Bobby Bear'.