In the picturesque north-east of Tasmania, Scottsdale is the administrative centre for the region and possesses a rich forestry and agricultural history.
The highlight of your visit here will be the Forest EcoCentre – a unique architectural experiment that showcases the island state's finest timbers, ecology and history. Designed with an eye toward saving energy, the distinctive structure with an external shell shape is a highly impressive drawcard.
Tasmanian towns are always known for their natural beauty and Scottsdale is no exception, with visitors able to enjoy a picnic in North East Park before trekking off for a half-day adventure to the summit of Mount Stronach.
Here you will be treated to panoramic views of the forests and farms below.
A short journey west of Scottsdale takes you to Nabowla and the Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm – renowned throughout the world for its quality lavender flowers and oil products.
In December and January the rolling fields in this area are covered with blooms and present a spectacular image for onlookers.
Just under an hour's drive from central Launceston, Scottsdale is also home to historic St Barnabas Church and Doll and Bear Cottage, as well as being the ideal base for a round trip through Bridport, Barnbougle and the inviting swimming spots at Tomahawk.