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Tamar Valley and the North Coast


The Bridport road from Bell Bay is of a good standard and runs about 10 kilometres inland.  There are several diversions to the coastal holiday resort hamlets of Beechford, Weymouth and Bellingham.  The terrain is generally low lying coastal heath and tea-tree.  There is a golf course near Weymouth at Tamashanter.



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Pipers Brooke Vineyard is the largest in Tasmania.  The Cafe is open daily for meals and light snacks.  Tasting and door sales are available.

See the Wine Route page.

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About 20 kilometres from Bell Bay is Pipers Brook and the well known Pipers Brook vineyard along with several other wineries.



After a 60 kilometre easy drive we arrive at Bridport, one of the more popular summer holiday destinations.  The major feature of Bridport is its string of beautiful secluded, almost private beaches which are found from the town centre heading west.  The end of the road takes us to  beautiful Lades Beach with the vast sandy expanse of Double Sandy Point in the distance.


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One of the beaches at Bridport towards Waterhouse.  Inviting, even in Winter.


Bridport is well serviced with a good shopping centre, restaurants and accommodation.  There is an RSL Club and a 9 hole golf course.  Bridport is a fishing port.  Fresh seafood is in abundance.

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The main foreshore of Bridport is a series of small safe beaches.  Virtually the whole foreshore from the western end of the town centre is a camping ground.  the population increases several thousand during the warm summer months.

LEFT - Croquet Lawn Beach.



The trip back to Launceston is via the Lilydale road.  A good sealed but sometimes windy road.   Access is either via Scottsdale or return back along the Bridport road and take a left turn to Golconda which emerges near the Bridestowe Lavender Farm.


Alternatively, continue on through Scottsdale to the North East Corner and St Helen's.