Scottsdale Tourism & Travel
The largest town in the North East region of Tasmania, Scottsdale is some 63kms northeast of Launceston and 252kms north of Hobart the capital of Tasmania. Despite being a bustling major service centre, Scottsdale retains a friendly, harmonious atmosphere. Lush farmlands, spectacular forest reserves and waterfalls, and beautiful nearby beaches make Scottsdale the perfect base to explore the delights of the region. Located in the municipality of the Dorset Council, Scottsdale has a population of 1, 904 souls.
Situated along the Trail of the Tin Dragon, Scottsdale provides an insight into the history of the Chinese miners who came to the region more than 100 years ago. A visit to the Forest EcoCentre, showcasing the intriguing story of the forests is a must do for nature lovers. Just south of Scottsdale, spectacular views are found at Mt Stronach, whilst further southeast is the locality of a picturesque walking track leading to the beautiful Cuckoo Falls.
Many great beaches are located around Bridport, 22kms north of Scottsdale, including Goftons Beach, Eastmans Beach and Mermain Beach. Good swimming areas, sheltered waters for water-skiing, and excellent fishing spots are found along these beautiful beaches.
Scottsdale - Near by
Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm, one of the worlds largest lavender oil producers is located in nearby Nabowla. Stunning trees and plants are waiting to be discovered at the nearby Springfield Forest Reserve, and the magnificent Ralph Falls are taken in on walking trails within Mt Maurice Forest Reserve, 30kms south of Scottsdale. The attraction-rich vibrant city of Launceston, the cosmopolitan coastal town of St Helens, and the delightful seaside town of Bridport are all within reach of Scottsdale.
Named by the Government Surveyor James Scott, who opened up the region for settlement in the mid 19th century, Scottsdale quickly became a thriving agricultural centre and the regions business centre.
Scottsdale is an important service centre for the North East region of Tasmania, and a major agricultural centre focusing on potato farming, dairy farming, pine plantations and poppy cultivation.