The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

A Tourist in Tasmania – Campbell Town Show


A couple of days after I arrived in Tasmania, Campbell Town Showgrounds was buzzing with people, horses, food stalls and ….. sheep, lots of sheep, the biggest sheep I have ever seen!

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These are called Corriedales and they really are huge.

Here’s a merino lined up for judging –

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The sheep pavilion must have been about 75 metres long but there were a few empty pens because the mainlanders couldn’t get on the boat to get their stock over here in time. Grey nomads strike again!

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This one won’t ever feel the cold again!

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And being a country show highlighting sheep and wool, some people got colourfully creative!

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Happy Campers:
There is a free camp at Campbell Town called Blackburn Park which is a pretty spot right on the edge of town. There is also a dump point available. A couple of good bakeries, an ice-creamery, IGA, and coffee shops line the main street.Campbell Town is situated on the Midland Highway about 67kms south of Launceston.

Author: The Snail Trail

I’m a nomad who loves travelling Australia in my old campervan, Brutus the Beast, seeing amazing places and meeting fellow travellers.

7 thoughts on “A Tourist in Tasmania – Campbell Town Show

  1. The secret to making the most of your travels is to find those places were local events are being staged and blend in and enjoy the experience 🙂


  2. Hi Rosemary,

    These photos seem such a long way from the Kimberley where we met a year ago at Parry’s Farm! You have chosen a cold time to visit Tassie! Great to see your blogs again, looks like you enjoying yourself.


  3. I’m not enjoying the cold weather but I am enjoying time with my sister. I’m here for a purpose! Next February I am running our Solos Rally for motorhomers and expecting between 200 and 250 motorhomes so there’s lots of organisation leading up to it – enough to keep me out of mischief for a while, anyway.


  4. Rosemary Hi! Great photos again of your travels. I’m from WA and I am going to venture out in my camper van now that I am retired. Can you give me an idea of what you have in the way of communications on your travels – for the purpose of vehicle breakdowns or other emergencies.


    • Hi Sandra. I basically rely on my smartphone and I do also have a two-way in my van which I really only use if I’m travelling with friends so we can keep in touch along the road…. I’m probably not super security conscious but in saying that I don’t go to too many extremely remote places by myself and if I was going to I would let someone know where I was going and when. Hope you love it out on the road as much as I do.


      • Thanks Rosemary. Yes, have a phone but it is the Optus network. So I have done some research and it seems Telstra the way to go. Not knocking Optus. Yes, I think I’ll get a two way installed. And I take your advice about keeping safe. You are a true inspiration. Happy travelling.


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