A delightful historic village on the main
road between Launceston and Hobart.
Located 51 km south of Launceston on the Midland
Highway, Cleveland is another charming, historic
village on the main road between Launceston and
Hobart. It was established as a coaching stop in
1842 and grew rapidly with the local houses
being built out of wattle and daub and the
hotels, The Bald Faced Stag (1838) and St
Andrews Inn (1845), having a Georgian permanence
At one time there was a plan to make
Cleveland a major centre along the highway but a
poor water supply and substandard soil ensured
that the town did not grow.
Today Cleveland is a sleepy settlement. The
two inns still stand. It is worth noting that St
Andrews Inn, a classic Georgian Inn with plain
brick broken by five bays with twelve-pane
windows, was, at its peak, a popular stopping
point for bushrangers.
Both the town's inns have been converted -
The Bald Faced Stag is now a private residence
and St Andrews Inn is a restaurant.