Campbell Town is where south meets north in Tasmania. Whenever people from both ends of the state have to get together for a meeting or conference, they hold it in Campbell Town, half way along the Heritage Highway between Launceston and Hobart.
Campbell Town has a selection of cafes, milk bars for such a small town where you can either eat in, take away and picnic in Valentine Park or down by the banks of the Elizabeth River .
Campbell Town, and the Elizabeth River, which runs through it (previously known as Relief Creek), was named by Macquarie after his wife, Elizabeth Campbell.
The town, which is situated in an important wool-growing district surrounding the Heritage Highway, is 134 kms from Hobart, and 68 kms from Launceston.
The annual Campbell Town Agricultural Show is the oldest of its kind in Australia, having run continuously since 1838.
Now Campbell Town has a vibrant business sector with the passing traffic stopping to break their trip, for a coffee or meal use the clean amenities, top off in the many antique or specialty shops or visit the Museum & Visitor Information centre & take a self guided walk through History or a stroll beside the tranquil Elizabeth River