The 19th-century Clarendon Homestead is one of Australia's grandest houses, set on the banks of the South Esk River.
Spread out on more than 17 acres (7 hectares), wear good walking shoes, because there’s plenty to explore. The self-guided tour of Clarendon explains the life and times of James Cox, the man responsible for developing the property. The heritage walled gardens and colonial outbuildings are all convict built. There’s a servants wing and many farm buildings to see during your visit. Clarendon is also home to The Australian Fly Fishing Museum.
Clarendon Homestead is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm, Sunday noon to 4pm. It is closed for the months of July and August, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday. Ample parking is available. Clarendon is located in Evandale, 20km (12 miles) south of Launceston.