FINGAL is a historic town with an impressive old church and some other interesting old buildings. It is also close to the Mathinna Falls, the Evercreech Forest with its tall trees and the Douglas Aspley National Park. Fingal is on the A4 Esk Highway in central eastern Tasmania. This road connects the Midlands with the east coast.
- MANGANA is 10 minutes north of Fingal.
- AVOCA is on the A4 Esk Highway 20 minutes west of Fingal.
- St MARYS is only 15 minutes east of Fingal.
From Fingal you are 15 minutes from St MARYS and MATHINNA. You are 40 minutes from St HELENS, BICHENO and CAMPBELL TOWN. You are 60 minutes from LAUNCESTON. Nearby attractions are described in the MIDLANDS REGION page.
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FACILITIES: There are shops, a hotel and a petrol pump at Fingal. There are no commercial facilities at Mangana. There is accommodation at FINGAL and St MARYS.
TOURIST: There is a tourist board at the park at Fingal.
SIGHTS: FINGAL is a former mining town, which now serves the local farming community. There are some heritage buildings in Fingal. It is a good place to stay for visiting the Midlands and the central east coast.
MANGANA has a beautiful church.
MATHINNA FALLS are north of Fingal.
ROUTE: FINGAL and AVOCA are on the A4 Est Highway that connects the Midlands to the east coast. Avoca is west of Fingal.
The road to MATHINNA is B43 Mathinna Road. It diverges north of Fingal to go north to Mathinna.
1/ Fingal is located in the centre of the beautiful Fingal Valley of eastern Tasmania. Mountains tower to the north and hills look down from the south on the Fingal Valley. This photo is looking North towards the Ben Lomond Plateau. On the left is the 1530 metres high Stacks Bluff. The Plateau is about 20 kilometres away.
2/ On the eastern edge of Fingal is this well preserved railway station.
3/ Near the railway station is the war memorial of Fingal.
4/ St Andrews, Fingal is a great example of the Victorian wooden style of church.
5/ This shows a lovely shop in the town centre of Fingal.
6/ This kiln in the park looks very ancient. It was used to burn logging waste.
7/ Fingal has a quaint, Victorian post office.
8/ The primary school of Fingal is very well preserved.
9/ This lovely old church at Fingal looks down on the town. Beyond on the horizon is the Ben Lomond Plateau.
10/ This the view looking down from the church into the town of Fingal. Note the distant peaks.
11/ There are many well preserved Victorian cottages in Fingal.
12/ This majestic emporium once dominated the town centre of Fingal.
13/ This photo shows the old court house of Fingal and an old white warehouse next to it. They prove that Fingal was once a much bigger town.
14/ The old court house of Fingal is now the town centre.
15/ This is a lovely, classic, Victorian home near the town centre of Fingal.
16/ This is a lovely Gothic Revival church on the eastern edge of Fingal.
17/ This classic, Victorian cottage was probably once the rectory of the above church.
18/ North of Fingal is this strange rock formation.
1/ Mangana is an old hamlet in eastern Tasmania with a beautiful Catholic Church, which proudly calls itself the "Cathedral of the Valley".
2/ The church's name is "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart". It was built in 1910 in the Renaissance style. Note the prominent bell tower. The style of the church indicates that there was once a larger community in Mangana.
3/ This photo shows the church from the eastern direction. The church is on a slight rise and the hamlet of Mangana is on the left.
4/ This view shows some of the houses near the church of Mangana.
5/ There is another church in Mangana, but this is now used as a private residence. It is another indication that Mangana was once a larger settlement.
6/ This old cottage at Mangana has a lovely garden.
7/ The Victorian building on the left was probably once a shop. The layout of the streets indicates that there were once more buildings in Mangana.
8/ In this photo are a flock of deer. Beyond is a very old colonial era wooden house. It shows the age of Mangana.
9/ This unusual cottage has two chimneys. Beyond you can see why the church is called the "Cathedral of the Valley".
10/ The country around Mangana is rich grazing land. Here you can see a striking view of the Ben Lomond Plateau to the north.