Campbell Town, Tasmania, is a small village of around 900 people situated on the Midland Highway about halfway between Launceston and Hobart. It is located on the Elizabeth River in a farming region that produces some of the world's best Merino wool.
The Red Bridge is a brick bridge that was built in 1836-1838 by convicts. It crosses the Elizabeth River. It is the oldest bridge located on the National Highway, and is a beautiful example of 19th century European-style construction.
Heritage Highway Museum
The Heritage Highway Museum and Visitor Centre is located in the courthouse in downtown Campbell Town, Tasmania. At the Visitor Centre, tourists can pick up a map that shows walking tours to view the 19th century architecture in the area.
Harold Gatty Monument
At the intersection of the Midlands Highway and Pedder Street in Campbell Town, Tasmania, stands the memorial of Harold Gatty, who was the first person (along with Wiley Post) ever to fly around the world in an airplane.
The oldest convict-built bridge in Australia made from red bricks, Red Bridge is one of the key attractions of this small Tasmanian town. It is well-worth walking down the main street to best appreciate the heritage buildings, and then ending your walk at the bridge, where there is a neat little park (complete with a playground and picnic tables). While the bridge itself is quite amazing, considering it was completed in 1838, you absolutely must look at the statues that have been carved from large old tree stumps nearby. The details etched onto the animals and human figures are just unbelievable to look at, and make the carvings look incredibly lifelike. Catherine Van Bergen