Lilydale, originally known
as Germantown, is a small town in northern
Australia. The town is northeast of Launceston and is a part of the Launceston municipality.
is located near Mount
. At the 2006 census
Lilydale had a population of 288. The town's notable attractions
include the Lilydale Falls, two small waterfalls, Mount Arthur,
and, along the main street, a series of telegraph poles painted
a small area located off Pipers River Road, about 6 km outside Lilydale town.
Karoola means "fresh water" in the local aboriginal dialect.
Facilities in the locality include a telephone box, an emergency
fire shed, a Catholic church, a tennis court and a community hall.
The local fire station is situated 5 km along Pipers River Road in
Turners Marsh. There used to be a general store but it was
Underwood is a locality just outside Lilydale. The Pipers River
flows through the area.
Hollybank Forest is a 140-hectare reserve located on the Pipers
River, near Underwood, 5 km outside Lilydale. It was originally
used to source timber for sawmills in Launceston. Because the land
was unable to be farmed the area was taken over by Forestry Tasmania
who have managed it
since. There are a few short walks and a picnic area.
Lower Turners Marsh
Lower Turners Marsh is a locality between Lilydale town and
Launceston. Lower Turners Marsh is located on Pipers River Road;
the area is mostly farms and rural residences. Lower Turners Marsh
is sometimes called Karoola.
Turners Marsh is a locality on Pipers River Road, southwest of
Lilydale and south of Lower Turners Marsh. Much of the area is
, with some small farms. Turners Marsh
has a carting track.
The town has an Australian
team, a bowls
team and a
The North-eastern Railway
Karoola and Turners Marsh are all situated on the branch railway
from Launceston which opened to Scottsdale on 9 September, 1889.
- The North Eastern Line of the Tasmanian Government
Railways Stokes, H.J.W. Australian Railway Historical Society
Bulletin, March;April, 1997 pp67-77;107-121