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Lilydale TAS


Postcode: 7268

Lilydale, originally known as Germantown, is a small town in Northern Tasmania with a population of 321 (2001 census). It is about 22 km from Launceston and is a part of the Launceston municipality. It is located near Mount Arthur. The towns notable attractions include the Lilydale falls; two small waterfalls, Mount Arthur and a series of painted telegraph poles along the main street.

The Lilydale area was settled in the 1850s; when the land was cleared for saw milling, many of the original settlers were of German origin, although a number of families changed their Anglicised their surnames to escape vilification. This is less true today, however many of the original families still maintain connections to Lilydale. The town has a football team, its telegraph poles are painted with murals and it has a pool.