Campbell Town

Average summer day temperature: 24.9°C
Average winter day temperature: 11.0°C
Average annual rainfall: 561.6mm
Average clear days: 20.4
Average daily sunshine hours: 6.0

This small historic settlement is located 134km north of Hobart, on the Elizabeth River. It was first established as one of a series of garrison towns between Hobart and Launceston, and is of considerable historic interest.

Campbell Town is now a service centre for a productive farming and grazing district.

Cape Barren Island

Flinders Island

Average summer day temperature: 21.9°C
Average winter day temperature: 13.2°C
Average annual rainfall: 757.2mm
Average clear days: 45.1
Average daily sunshine hours: 6.4

Named after the first around Australia sailor Matthew Flinders, Flinders Island is the largest of the Furneaux Island group on the eastern end of Bass Strat. During the 1830s the last of the Tasmanian Aboriginals were brought to the Island but attempts to protect them failed. The first home built on the Island was 'The Hermatige' built by the original white settler, George Boyes around 1888.

The Mt Strzelecki National Park is located in the south western part of Flinders Island.

George Town

George Town is close to good beaches and is situated at the mouth of the Tamar River. Although it was one of Australia's earliest settlements, it wasn't until the 1950s that George Town saw rapid development and growth, due to expanding industry at nearby Bell Bay

The fortunes of George Town have fluctuated considerably over the past 180 years. Early history dates back to November 11, 1804 when Lt Col Paterson raised the Union Jack on Monument Point and took possession in the name of King George III. The town was named after the King by Governor Macquarie in 1811. A second period of activity was in the years 1834-40, due primarily to the settlement in Victoria and the town's importance as a port and river ferry terminal. A further brief period of activity in the 1850's was due to the discovery of gold at Lefroy.

With the establishment of an aluminium works at Bell Bay in 1949 (now Comalco) and other industrial and port development that has taken place in this area, George Town is now a flourishing commercial and residential centre.


Great Lake


Average summer day temperature: 24.1°C
Average winter day temperature: 12.4°C
Average annual rainfall: 677.1mm
Average clear days: 52.9
Average daily sunshine hours: 6.9

Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania. It is located at the junction of the North and South Esk Rivers where they join to form the Tamar Estuary, which flows into the Bass Strait. It is often referred to as the "Garden City", because of its well-established private and public gardens.

The city is the commercial, financial, and educational hub of Northern Tasmania. The surrounding rural area produces fruit, dairy products, and vegetables.


St Helens

Average summer day temperature: 22.8°C
Average winter day temperature: 13.8°C
Average annual rainfall: 774.8mm
Average clear days: 83.9