Feb
01
2012

Discover the historic town of Perth

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If wandering among historic streets filled with delightful architecture is your idea of a perfect weekend getaway then Perth – just outside of Launceston in northern Tasmania – should be at the top of your list of destinations when you next visit the island state.

This quaint town offers a glimpse into the past with its beautiful traditional homes, shopfronts, inns and churches.

With a National Trust brochure available at the local post office you can navigate your way to more than 40 historic buildings, including the stunning Baptist and Methodist churches.

The Leather Bottle Inn is the town's oldest building – dating back to 1830 – and upon closer inspection you will notice the handmade nails used in its construction.

For an afternoon picnic visitors and locals often like to head down to the old bridge and relax by the river.

Perth is also scenically situated on the region's spectacular plains, with views out to the impressive Great Western Tiers mountain range.

It takes just over 15 minutes to drive from central Launceston out to Perth, making it an ideal destination for a day trip as part of your Tasmanian holiday.

The weir across the South Esk River coming into Perth Image Credit - Nick Osborne

Honey Shop at Perth Image Credit - Nick Osborne

Perth Historic Property The Stone House

Perth engraved antique print from Willmore after Skinner Prout  approx 1873 image credit - heatons UK catalogue_all rights reserved

Installation artwork by Hazell Bros for Ten Days on The Island

Fishing for trout in a local stream near Perth

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