©

Westbury trip planner

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

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

Westbury

Trip Planner South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Tasmania  /  Westbury
Westbury is a town in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. It lies 30 km west of Launceston on the Bass Highway, and at the had a population of 1,476. It is part of, and the headquarters of, the Meander Valley Council area.Westbury's largest employer is Tasmanian Alkaloids a company that specialises in the processing of poppies for pharmaceutical products. Other large employers are the Meander Valley Council, Tasmanian Aquaculture and the local Primary School.The town of Westbury uses its location, within 2 hours drive of most tourist attractions in north and north west Tasmania, and its heritage buildings and scenery to promote the concept of Westbury as a unique place for tourists to stay in Northern Tasmania.Westbury has a range of accommodation providers from high quality bed and breakfast style, colonial inn style and country hotel style.The St Patricks Festival is a major annual cultural activity that celebrates the historical links with Westbury and its early Irish community. The Festival celebrates via song and dance as well as a street parade and other family activitiesHistoryThe site was first surveyed in 1823. The town was laid out in 1828 by the Van Diemen's Land Company. In the 1830s Westbury developed as a garrison village. A detachment of troops commanded by Lieutenant Ball were stationed in Westbury in 1832. They were barracked around a village green in the centre of the town. The village green is still in use today and is reputed to be the only traditional village green in Australia. Westbury Post Office opened on 21 June 1832.
Add Westbury and other destinations in Australia to your travel plans using our Australia trip planner .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Westbury

  • 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 Westbury

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Tasmania

8 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Devonport & Hobart BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Hobart BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Hobart BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Launceston BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES January, teens, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Freycinet BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM CROATIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans