A distinctly English town with gardens and cool climate bushwalks. Lilydale, nestling under the northern slopes of Mount Arthur (1187 m), is an attractive town noted for the distinctive ‘Englishness’ of its gardens which mix with the appeal of the diverse range of interesting bushwalks in the district. The appeal of Lilydale (which is promoted as Tasmania’s Country Garden) lies around, rather than in, the town.


Main Road, Lilydale
1983 Lilydale Road, Lilydale TAS 7268, Australia
Trading: Every Sunday – 10am to 2pm
Type: Art & Craft, Artisans, Baby & Kids/Children, Designers, Farmers, Produce, Organic, Handmade, Wheel Chair Friendly, Food, Community
Phone: 0412 336 381

Trading: Every 2nd Sunday & some Saturday Nights – 10am – 2pm
Type: Other. Phone: 0438 582 876. ’Meet the Producer’ Market – Lilydale

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Where Is it?

25 km north east of Launceston

Although only a short distance from Launceston (and only a few kilometres from the East Tamar Highway), the Lilydale district was not settled by Europeans until the 1850s when timber cutters began clearing the area. The township, originally known as Germantown but changed to Lilydale during World War I, appeared in the late 1870s when a track was out through the bush to the goldfields on the slopes of Mount Arthur

Things To See And Do

Lilydale Falls

Lilydale Falls (3 km ) offer an opportunity to explore temperate rainforest, have a picnic, go bushwalking, inspect the two small falls, and see two oak trees which were planted on 12 May 1937 from acorns collected near Windsor Castle on England. The oaks commemorate the coronation of King George IV.

Hollybank Forest Reserve

Hollybank Forest Reserve is a 140 ha forest reserve which was first settled by timber cutters and mill workers in 1854. it is now an arboretum with walking tracks, picnic facilities and an interesting Information Centre. It is reached from a turnoff near Underwood.

Mount Arthur

Mount Arthur sits imposingly overlooking the town of Lilydale. Because of its close proximity to Launceston, being directly to the north-east of Launceston, its summit is home to a number of radio towers. At 1188 metres, it is a 4 to 5 hour return walk through wet eucalypt rainforest to the summit, offering views to the northern coastline, the city of Launceston and the great western tiers. This fairly rigorous walk begins at the end of Mountain Road.

Surrounding Area

Pipers River wine region

Lilydale is located near one of the finest niche vinyard regions in the country. Pipers Brook, only 10 minutes drive are in the process of becoming organic, offering meals and wine tastings. The Bio-dynamic Brookeden Vineyard, Dalrymple , Jansz Providence Vineyard at Lalla Rd and Delamere Vineyards all offer wine tastings.

Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm

This historic property is located approximately 30 minutes from the mountain and, apart from its acres of lavender that flower in November and December, it has a gift shop, café and picnic areas for visitors.

Yondover Farmhouse Cheeses

Yondover is a working goat dairy where a variety of goat cheeses are produced on site. Visitors are welcome to view the goats being milked, purchase cheeses and have a light meal at the café.

Barnbougle Dunes

This world famous Barnbougle Dunes 8 hole Golf Course is located some 5 minutes from the seaside village of Bridport. It offers full restaurant and bar facilities with views over Bass Strait, not to mention stunning links on which to play golf.

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