Another afternoon trip we found worth the drive; Scottsdale, located between Launceston and the East Coast (approx. 65km from Launceston). 

There are a couple of driving options...we took the A3 which has a lovely scenic view point; The sideling lookout - definitely worth stopping off at and taking a picture or two. 

The A3 turns into Scottsdale main street (Kings street) which is nice for a wander up and down with a range of cafes to choose from.

We parked just off Kings Street near the start of the North East Rail Trail. This is a fantastic 26km trail from Scottsdale to Billycock Hill - very well signposted and you can start at different points. We started near the beginning just off Kings Street, which we found accessing fairly easy with the wheelchair. The path is mainly smooth gravel with a bit of a bump or two. There are some gentle gradients which will burn off your lunch when pushing the wheelchair but mostly the trail is flat(ish) - the parts we did anyway! 

We meandered along for 5km and then returned via the same route and headed back to the car. We will definitely be coming back to check out some other parts of this trail at some point 😌

Dogs allowed off lead - under effective control.