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Tasmanian Honey Company. Photo Nick Osborne
Tasmanian Honey Company. Photo Nick Osborne
Tasmanian Honey Company. Tourism Tasmania
Tasmanian Honey Company. Tourism Tasmania
Victorian Gothic Style House. Perth, Tasmania
Victorian Gothic Style House, Perth Tasmania
Baptise manse Clarence House. Perth, Tasmania
Baptise manse Clarence House. Perth, Tasmania
Queens Head Tavern. Perth, TAS. Virtualsteve
Queens Head Tavern. Perth, TAS. Virtualsteve
The Stone House accommodation in Perth
The Stone House accommodation in Perth
Streetscape of Main Street in Perth, Tasmania
Streetscape of Main Street in Perth, Tasmania
Rural Homestead in Outskirts of Perth TAS
Rural Homestead in Outskirts of Perth TAS

Perth Information

Perth in Tasmania is a small town with a population of about 2,000 people. Perth was originally settled in 1821 and has a number of historic buildings to see and experience. The name of the township originates from the town Perth in Scotland.

Perth is famous for the event that occurred in 1837 when the criminal John McKay was gibbeted on a tree where he murdered Joseph Wilson. The tree where John was hung still stands today and is labelled with a sign “Gibbet Hill”. That was the last place in history where the British Colony gibbeted anyone.

Most people come to Perth on route when travelling from Launceston to Hobart. The township however provides the perfect hidden holiday experience with many things to discover.

Fishing is fantastic with the South Esk River providing some excellent spots to relax and enjoy your catch. Without the popular fishing crowds found elsewhere. It is a must stop destination for any angler.

Another great attraction is to visit the Tasmanian Honey Company which offers tours of a working honey producer. You can see organic Leatherwood and candied Meadow Honey being made right before your eyes. The factory tour lets you see how the Tasmanian Honey Company carefully extracts the honey from the hives to preserve the full aroma and flavour of their Leatherwood honey.

Perth also features some fantastic heritage buildings to discover and see. Not just the typical scenario of the museum or historical government properties, Perth has historical properties everywhere. The common houses are anything from Gothic Victorian, Georgian style to the old colonial convict built buildings dating way back to the foundation of the town.

The Leather Bottle Inn is a great place not to miss when coming to Perth Tasmania. Built in 1830 it is the oldest building in town and the way it looks draws children visitors.

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Honey Tasting at Tasmanian Honey Company. Tourism Tasmania, Photo Nick Osborne
Honey Tasting at Tasmanian Honey Company. Tourism Tasmania, Photo Nick Osborne
South Esk River in Perth, Tasmania. Courtesy Tourism Tasmania, Photo Ray Joyce
South Esk River in Perth, Tasmania. Courtesy Tourism Tasmania, Photo Ray Joyce