Places to visit around the Hillwood district
Egg Island Reserve – Craigburn Road
A great place to enjoy the waterfront
Hillwood Pontoon – Hillwood Jetty Road
Opposite the Hillwood Coffee Shop. Popular for fishing. Barbecue facilities and disabled toilet available.
Hillwood Crags – Craigburn Road
These volcanic rock formations, located on private property, have become Tasmania’s largest sport-climbing area according to Climb Tasmania
For more climbing information go here.
Mount Direction Historic Site – Dalrymple Road
At the parking area there is a covered electric barbecue and seating. No toilets available.
A walking trail goes to the summit (strenuous 4 km return walk, allow 90 mins) where there are stone ruins and an historic semaphore station.
More information here.
Batman Bridge scenic drive – Craigburn Road
Less than ten kilometres from Hillwood, the Batman Bridge can be reached via the East Tamar Highway or take a scenic drive along Craigburn Road (unsealed road) with views of farmland, crags and the waterfront. Built 50 years ago, this bridge provides the only road link between the East and West Tamar north of Launceston. It was the first cable-stayed bridge in Australia and among the first such bridges in the world.
There are toilets and barbecue facilities at the bridge.