Evandale

Evandale is a lovely historic town approx. 20km from Launceston that is worth a visit. Also known as the hosting town for the National Penny Farthing Championships which occurs every February 😀

We usually park down at Honeysuckle banks reserve (on the left off Leighlands Road). This is a great spot down by the river where Mr Hughie can have a paddle and a play (dogs allowed off lead - under effective control). It can get quite busy (for Tassie) here in the summer!! From here you can walk along the river (flat, loose gravel path) towards Evandale (approx 1.5km)...however, there is a bit of an incline on the way into Evandale so some people may prefer to drive and park in the town centre. 

The main high street in Evandale is interesting to stroll around and easily manageable with a wheelchair. Both the Clarendon Arms Hotel and Ingleside Bakery Cafe have great outside courtyards/areas that we find pretty wheelchair friendly and also dog friendly (outside only). We have occasionally stopped at one of these places for a coffee or a bite to eat - please note we haven't actually gone inside either with the wheelchair so are unable to comment. 

If you visit Evandale on a Sunday...be sure to explore the morning markets...some great stalls and fresh produce available (dogs are not allowed in the market)

Just 10km down the road from Evandale (on the way back to Launceston) is the lovely Josef Chromy Wines. This is an excellent vineyard to stop off at for a tasting, a cheese platter or a delicious lunch. We found both their outside deck and restaurant wheelchair friendly and the service was fantastic  - the guys were so accommodating. Josef Chromy is set in a beautiful scenic spot with a lake that you can walk all around. 

Dogs are not allowed.  

Joesf Chromy Wines