Branxholm - TAS



DEG: -41.168106 147.735775
DMS: 41º 10' 5.18" S 147º 44' 8.8" E
UTM: 55 G 5442320mN 561723mE
Altitude: 177.85m


Place Type

Population - Town


193.67kms North of Hobart - Driving 281 km (3 hours 26 mins)
442.47kms SouthEast of Melbourne - Driving 639 km (22 hours 45 mins)

Address & Contact

37-41 Tasman Hwy
Branxholm TAS 7261
Phone: 1800 651 827
Email: N/A


Branxholm is a small town on the Tasman Highway 93 km east of Launceston. A saw mill operates there and hops are grown as part of its rural economy. It spreads over the floor of the Ringarooma River valley.

The area was first settled around1870 with the discovery of tin three years later. A shanty town grew up and by1877 the population was around 300. By 1883 the town had been proclaimed. Tin mining gradually declined to be replaced by timber cutting and in 1970 the first hop fields were planted.

There was a substantial Chinese population among the miners, commemorated by the Red Bridge over the river which still carries the highway. There are walking trails which are popular with visitors some of which lead to mining relics.
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Closest Weather Station

Scottsdale at 23/10:30am EDT
Distance from Branxholm 20.7km W
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Closest Climatic Station

Scottsdale (West Minstone Road)
Distance from Branxholm 20.7km W
Mean Max. °C22.823.021.318.014.912.612.012.614.216.418.820.8
Mean Min. °C10.711.
Mean Rain mm56.940.155.679.797.1102.0116.2120.598.181.970.167.1

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