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WestburyAustralia

Feel like you’ve been transported back in time to England of bygone days when you holiday in this pretty rural town in northern Tasmania.

With its 19th-century buildings, old courtyards, tree-lined streets and town green, Westbury has the unmistakable atmosphere of an old English village. Go on a walking tour of this small community, visit historical homes and try to navigate your way through a garden maze.

Stroll across the village green, a beautiful spot once used for parades by soldiers stationed nearby in the 1830s. Every March, it is the scene of the Westbury Irish Festival, which celebrates St. Patrick's Day and the village's Irish roots. Stop by St. Andrew's Church, situated directly opposite the green. Construction of this Anglican place of worship started in 1836 and finished in 1890. Step inside to view the beautiful wood carvings by Ellen Nora Payne, a woodcarver born in Westbury in 1865. Among the highlights are the pulpit and a wooden screen called The Seven Sisters.

Walk down Lonsdale Promenade to Westbury’s White House. During its long history, the 19th-century house has been a store, a steam flour mill, a bus depot and a bicycle factory. Today, it encompasses a vintage car museum, a bakery and a collection of well-preserved period rooms.

There is more local history to uncover over at Pearn’s Steam World. On display are steam engines, tractors and other relics from the steam era. While you are wandering around the village, follow the Westbury Silhouette Trail. This is a walking trail that passes eight artworks depicting important figures in the history of the village. The route is approximately 3.5 kilometres (2.2 miles) and takes about 1 hour to complete.

For some family fun, visit the Westbury Maze & Tea Room. Explore the garden maze, which consists of almost 3,000 bushes, then enjoy some refreshments in the tea room.

Westbury is located in the Meander Valley area of north Tasmania, about a 20-minute drive from Launceston. The airport here has regular flights to and from several locations on the Australian mainland. Come for the history and culture and stay in a variety of accommodation types.

Top hotels in Westbury

Fitzpatrick's Inn
Fitzpatrick's Inn
3 out of 5
56 Meander Valley, Westbury, TAS
The price is £73 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb

Situated in Westbury, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Pearns Steam World, Westbury Sports Centre and Westbury Maze. Westbury Common Recreation ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (96 reviews)
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"Beautiful historic property. The owner made me very welcome and breakfast was good. I would say here again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Fitzpatrick's Inn
Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
4 out of 5
48-52 William Street, Westbury, TAS
The price is £93 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Situated in Westbury, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Westbury Common Recreation Area and Westbury Sports Centre. Pearns Steam World and Westbury ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Staying at Westbury Gingerbread Cottages was like tv's 'Escape to the Country'. So much character and charm, and so homely. Breakfasts (included) were great - bacon and eggs, home-made bread. Memorably good place to stay and highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Westbury Gingerbread Cottages
Country Club Tasmania
Country Club Tasmania
3.5 out of 5
Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale, TAS
The price is £81 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb

Located in Prospect Vale, this golf resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cataract Gorge, Queen Victoria Museum and Boags Brewery. Josef Chromy Wines is 8.7 mi (14 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"The convenience of being able to have your meals and entertainment activities without having to venture out."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Country Club Tasmania
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Westbury

Country Club Villas
Country Club Villas
3 out of 5
Casino Rise, Prospect Vale, TAS
The price is £81 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb

Set in Launceston, this family-friendly aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cataract Gorge, Queen Victoria Museum and Boags Brewery. Josef Chromy Wines is 8.7 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,484 reviews)

"Always stay here as its clean and tidy and excellent service"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Country Club Villas
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3.5 out of 5
25 York St, Launceston, TAS
The price is £87 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in Launceston CBD, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Princess Theatre and Quadrant Mall. Design Centre of Tasmania and Launceston ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)

"A different type of place in both concept and execution, but we liked it. Important tip, you must contact them 3 days ahead to confirm and get the location details, especially if you want parking inside the basement, per booking instructions. Would stay again, one block from the center of downtown, ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

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Tamar River Villas
Tamar River Villas
3.5 out of 5
23-27 Elouera Street, Riverside, TAS
The price is £65 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in Riverside, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Royal Park, Queen Victoria Museum and Cataract Gorge.

4.3/5Excellent! (464 reviews)

"Fiona was lovely to deal with and the property was perfect for our 3 days in Launceston. Close to Cataract Gorge and other sites. Highly recommend There is also a laundry and Vietnamese Restaurant onsite. Thank you"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Tamar River Villas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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