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Stacks Bluff & the Fingal Valley
Fingal
Midlands Region
Historic state school
Fingal
Midlands Region
Historic church
Fingal
Midlands Region
Historic shopping emporium
Fingal
Midlands Region
Old post office
Fingal
Midlands Region
Old railway station
Fingal
Midlands Region
Lovely Victorian era house
Fingal
Midlands Region
Historic Catholic church
Fingal
Midlands Region
Historic church at Mangana
Fingal
Midlands Region

FINGAL & Mangana

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.

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, AVOCA, St MARYS, MATHINNA, St HELENS, BICHENO and CAMPBELL TOWN pages.


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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.

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.

The road to MANGANA is B42 which diverges from B43 just north of Fingal and is here called Mangana Road. Follow this north west to the locality of Mangana.

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  • FINGAL
  • Mangana

Stacks Bluff on the Ben Lomond Plateau Tasmania

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.

Fingal Tasmania

2/ On the eastern edge of Fingal is this well preserved railway station.

Fingal Tasmania

3/ Near the railway station is the war memorial of Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

4/ St Andrews, Fingal is a great example of the Victorian wooden style of church.

Fingal Tasmania

5/ This shows a lovely shop in the town centre of Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

6/ This kiln in the park looks very ancient. It was used to make the bricks of early Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

7/ Fingal has a quaint, Victorian post office.

Fingal Tasmania

8/ The primary school of Fingal is very well preserved.

Fingal Tasmania

9/ This lovely old church at Fingal looks down on the town. Beyond on the horizon is the Ben Lomond Plateau.

Fingal Tasmania

10/ This the view looking down from the church into the town of Fingal. Note the distant peaks.

Fingal Tasmania

11/ There are many well preserved Victorian cottages in Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

12/ This majestic emporium once dominated the town centre of Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

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.

Fingal Tasmania

14/ The old court house of Fingal is now the town centre.

Fingal Tasmania

15/ This is a lovely, classic, Victorian home near the town centre of Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

16/ This is a lovely Gothic Revival church on the eastern edge of Fingal.

Fingal Tasmania

17/ This classic, Victorian cottage was probably once the rectory of the above church.

Fingal Tasmania

18/ North of Fingal is this strange rock formation.

 

Mangana Tasmania

1/ Mangana is an old hamlet in eastern Tasmania with a beautiful Catholic Church, which proudly calls itself the "Cathedral of the Valley".

Mangana Tasmania

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.

Mangana Tasmania

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.

Mangana Tasmania

4/ This view shows some of the houses near the church of Mangana.

Mangana Tasmania

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.

Mangana Tasmania

6/ This old cottage at Mangana has a lovely garden.

Mangana Tasmania

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.

Mangana Tasmania

8/ In this photo are a flock of deer. Beyond is a very old colonial era wooden house. It shows the age of Mangana.

Mangana Tasmania

9/ This unusual cottage has two chimneys. Beyond you can see why the church is called the "Cathedral of the Valley".

Mangana Tasmania

10/ The country around Mangana is rich grazing land. Here you can see a striking view of the Ben Lomond Plateau to the north.

 

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