Fingal, East Coast Tasmania

Fingal, established in 1827 as a convict station, lies in the heart of the Fingal Valley. Sheltered between Stacks Bluff to the north and the Eastern Tiers to the south, this is a town of beautifully intact heritage and proud rural traditions.

Travel inland from the coast via St Marys. Pick up a map from the Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House and embark on a self-guided walking tour of Fingal’s historic buildings. Pack a picnic lunch and visit the Evercreech Forest Reserve, where you’ll encounter the world’s tallest white gum trees—the 90-metre high White Knights—or take the 15-minute drive to Mathinna Falls—a collection of stunning cascades located a short walk from the car park.

An unmissable event on the calendar is the annual Fingal Valley Festival—a robust celebration of local traditions and history that attracts hundreds of visitors each year. Don’t miss the festival’s World Coal Shovelling Championships, and make sure you stick around for the wood chopping and roof bolting events too!


Getting there

Fingal is 2hrs and 22min from Hobart and 1hr and 17min from Launceston.


Must do’s

  • The annual Fingal Valley Festival, held in March, is a fun celebration of local traditions and history. Each year visitors come to watch classic events including the World Coal Shovelling Championships, wood chopping and roof bolting!
  • Fingal is popular for fishing and swimming in rivers, camping, mountain climbing and four wheel driving
  • Play a round at Malahide Golf Club located on Mangana Road



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