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.