Jade Austen Hadspen Walk

Amble along the South Esk riverbank in Hadspen | © 2020 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

Hadspen is a small village on the South Esk River, 8km south west of Launceston. Offering a picturesque river reserve with riverbank walk, recreation ground, skate park and tennis court, the town also has many heritage-listed properties and some others from colonial times.

The town's historic heart is Entally House, built in 1819 as a wealthy settler's colonial estate. It was the former family home of Thomas Reibey, Premier of Tasmania from 1876 to 1877.

The Red Feather Inn was built in the 1840s and remains in use as a restaurant and accommodation venue. A nearby gaol from the same time reflects Tasmania's convict past.

The Uniting Church building dates back over 150 years, originally as a Wesleyan chapel, and the Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd is known for taking over ninety years to complete.

Discover these features and more with the Walking around Hadspen handout here

Time: Hadspen River Walk from Recreation Ground - 1 hour return.

Grade: 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. 

For more information contact the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre.

98 -100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine
03) 6362 5280
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