A great way to take it all in is to take a walk along the banks of the Scamander River – there are fantastic trails for both hiking and mountain biking. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy the green scenery and picnic facilities, or fire up one of the BBQs for a wonderful afternoon at the park. Finish up a lazy afternoon with a bit of fishing, throw a line in and try to catch one of the famous Scamander River bream for yourself. Golfers need to take advantage of the picturesque Scamander Golf Club, a fantastically well maintained course that offers great views across the township.
The beaches here are amazing, perfect for surfing at Four Mile Creek, or for swimming with your family anywhere along Steels, Wrinkers Beach or Beaumaris. During the migration season visitors can spot dolphins and whales, and be sure to check out the town’s most infamous icon, the town bridge, which has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the course of Scamander’s history.
Just outside of town you are spoilt for choice. Check out the beautiful variety of wildflowers at the Winifred Curtis Reserve, or gaze at the tallest Australian white gum trees in Evercreech Forest Reserve. Eureka Farm lets you feed the animals and pick your own fruit, and finish the day with spectacular views from Skyline Tier Scenic Lookout. And whatever you do, don’t miss St Columba Falls, the highest off all waterfalls in Tasmania.
A perfect base to explore this end of Tasmania, Scamander is also one of the most charming seaside towns in Australia. Take in the splendour of beautiful beaches, untouched forests and friendly locals – it’s a fantastic spot to unwind. Just 146km from Launceston and 235km from Hobart, find and book your perfect Scamander accommodation today, and really enjoy your next seaside holiday.
Hotels in Scamander start at AU$100 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.