Branxholm Tourism & Travel
Situated in the Central Midlands region of Tasmania, Branxholm is located some 266kms north of Hobart and 83kms northeast of Launceston. The charming former tin mining town is the perfect base to explore both the north and east coast of Tasmania. Magnificent coastline and mountainous scenery, a world-class golf course, and the beautiful landscape of Mt William National Park are within easy reach of Branxholm. In the municipality of the Dorset Council, Branxholm has a population of 241 souls.
Branxholm - Near by
The nearby town of Bridport, overlooking the beautiful Anderson Bay is famed for the Barnbougle Dunes, a classic links golf course considered to be one of the best in Australia.
A mere 5-minute drive east of Branxholm leads to the historic town of Derby. Mountains, rainforests and old tin mines surround this pioneer town with its many quaint shops comprised of antiques, second-hand books and modern crafts.
64kms east of Branxholm, St Helens is renowned for excellent game fishing and its close proximity to the strikingly beautiful Bay of Fires.
National Park - Mt William
Rolling hills, rugged headlands and beautiful beaches are found within Mt William National Park, just under an hours drive northeast of Branxholm. Swimming, fishing, diving and bushwalking are popular activities, as well as a visit to Eddystone Point where a historic granite lighthouse is located.
The town of Branxholm experienced a mining boom for 30 years after the prospector George Renison Bell discovered payable tin in 1874. Subsequently, Branxholm was declared a town in 1883.
Due to the lush, green countryside of Branxholm, the towns major industries are now based on dairy farming and agriculture.