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Glenorchy - Cities, Towns and Localities
A major city with a strong industrial and commercial base, Glenorchy is just 8 km from Hobart.

First settled in 1809 at O’Briens Bridge, near what is now the city centre, Glenorchy was a rural settlement that continued through to the early 1900s, with the establishment of the Electrolytic Zinc Company (now Pasminco) at Risdon, and Cadbury’s confectionery factory at Claremont. In 1964, Glenorchy became the third Tasmanian city to be granted city status.

There is much to see and do with many historic buildings including Hestercombe Church (1833), Granton Roadhouse (1833), Austin’s Cottage (1817), Pitt Farm - Moonah (c 1813), Summerhome - Moonah (c 1840), and Undine - Rosetta (c 1830).

Other attractions include the Cadbury’s chocolate factory, Tasmanian Transport Museum and a model alpine village and railway exhibition at Claremont. Poimena Reserve at Austins Ferry features sweeping parkland with naturally occurring trees and shrubs and has fantastic views that sweep from the Derwent Valley to Tasman Peninsula. Tolosa Park is a popular picnic area, and Montrose Bay with the Montrose Bay Reserve was designed for passive recreation. So why not drop in from Hobart and pay a visit.

Glenorchy is located in the northern suburbs of the Greater Hobart Metropolitan. Suburbs and localities in the City of Glenorchy include: Abbotsfield, Berriedale, Chigwell, Claremont, Derwent Park, Glenlusk, Glenorchy, Goodwood, Granton, Lutana, Merton, Montrose, Moonah, West Moonah, Rosetta and Springfield.

Click here for list of Hobart and Glenorchy council areas and suburbs.

Check out our listing of Glenorchy accommodation and Hobart accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Glenorchy Attractions

Cadbury Cadbury Australia
• Cadbury Consumer Services, PO Box 200, RINGWOOD VIC 3134
• Freecall: 1800 250 260 • Fax: +61 3 9210 1580
• A suburb of Glenorchy, Claremont is home to Cadbury-Schweppes, the largest confectionery manufacturing plant in Australia, covering some 100 hectares on the picturesque peninsula on the Derwent River. Check out their fascinating history and then do the Claremont Factory Tour.

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Glenorchy Events

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Royal Hobart Show • Royal Hobart Showground
• Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania, 2 Howard Rd, GLENORCHY TAS 7010
• Ph: 03 6272 6812 • Fax: 03 6273 0524 • Email
• October
• The first show was held in January 1822, in the Old Market Place, in front of the present State Parliament House. Today, the Royal Hobart Show is held in the Royal Hobart Showground in Glenorchy, just 10 km north of Hobart. The show runs over 4 days, that includes the Tasmania Show Day public holiday. The largest Royal Show held in Tasmania that provide all the fun of a show fair with livestock events, wood chopping, show bags, fair rides, and much more.
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Glenorchy Distance

Distance to Glenorchy
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Glenorchy:
• Beaconsfield 229.3
• Burnie 288.4
• Devonport 243.6
• Hobart 8.6
• George Town 238.8
• Huonville 46.3
• Launceston 188.8
• Queenstown 240.2
• Strahan 280.5
• Westbury 199.8
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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• Glenorchy Community/Local Government Links
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