Beaconsfield trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Beaconsfield

(4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: museums, nightlife
Beaconsfield is a former gold mining town near the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. It lies 40 kilometres north of Launceston on the West Tamar Highway. It is part of the Municipality of West Tamar. At the 2011 census, Beaconsfield had a population of 1,199.HistoryThe area around Beaconsfield was first explored by Europeans in 1804 when William Paterson led an expedition to Port Dalrymple and established a settlement at York Town. Settlement of Beaconsfield itself, then known as Brandy Creek did not occur until the 1850s. Limestone mining led to the discovery of gold in 1869. Gold mining began in 1877 and the area's population boomed. Brandy Creek Post Office opened on 1 December 1877 and was renamed Beaconsfield in 1879.The town was named Beaconsfield in 1879 in honour of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time. In 1881, the Beaconsfield newspaper was called the Beaconsfield Tickler. In 1953, Beaconsfield was the first town in Australia to fluoridate the water supply.
Plan your holiday in Beaconsfield and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Australia itinerary maker.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Beaconsfield

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Beaconsfield

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Beaconsfield:
Wildlife areas, parks, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, parks, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, parks, breweries
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Outdoors
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Theme parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Beaconsfield

51 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Tasmania & Melbourne BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News