Scottsdale has a rich agricultural and forestry history. Surrounded by green fields and blue mountains, its rich soil and mild climate are ideal for farming.
The town is the administrative centre for the north-east of Tasmania and the largest town between Launceston and Tasmania’s East Coast.
Hops were once an important crop, however over the past few years many large hop farms were sold or turned into dairy farms and eucalypt and pine plantations. Today, potato farming, dairy farming, pine plantations, poppy cultivation and mining are all major industries in the area.
Of particular interest is Anabels of Scottsdale in King Street in the heart of Scottsdale. Built in the 1890s, this National Trust Building is now a restaurant with accommodation and outstanding gardens. In spring, the garden is full of wisteria, rhododendrons and camellias in full bloom.
Also in King St is St Barnabas Church, a small attractive building, and the Old Post Office, built in the 1880s and now the town’s folk museum.
Nearby at Nebowla, 15 km west of Scottsdale, is the world famous Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm. The farm produces the finest quality lavender flowers and lavender oil and around December and January the rolling hills of lavender fields are a spectacular sight.
Scottsdale is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Dorset in Tasmania, it is located approximately 192kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 50.119 square kilometres. Scottsdale has a recorded population of 2373 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Scottsdale we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Scottsdale and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.