Just south of Launceston, in the northeastern region of Tasmania, lies the historic village of Evandale, with a population of 850. It offers tourists a unique opportunity to see authentic Georgian architecture.
The Clarendon House, built in 1836, is a superb example of the regional historic architecture. The house, servants wings, farm buildings, and grounds are all open for exploring, for a small fee. It is located at 234 Clarendon Station Road, Evandale, Tasmania.
Penny Farthing Bicycle Races
Evandale, Tasmania, hosts the championship penny farthing bicycle races every February. Penny Farthing bicycles are the antique bikes with the huge wheels on the front. The Evansdale event is the largest festival in the world celebrating these bicycles.
Sunday Markets and Light Railway Rides
Evandale hosts a popular outdoor market each Sunday. One of the attractions at these Sunday markets is the chance to ride a miniature train. The train is maintained by the Evandale Light Railway and Steam Society.