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Where Scotland & Tasmania Meet

Delve into the rich Scottish history that weaves through Campbell Town, a town with a profound connection to its namesake, Elizabeth Campbell. Lachlan Macquarie, her Scottish husband, bestowed the names Campbell Town and Elizabeth River upon this charming locale.

The Scottish influence runs deep, with numerous ships arriving directly from Scotland, bringing forth a wave of Scottish settlers to this picturesque district. The Church, a testament to this heritage, was erected to serve the local Scottish Presbyterian community, with its inaugural minister being the esteemed Scotsman, Dr. Adam Turnbull.

A hub for Scottish culture, Campbell Town once played host to vibrant Highland Games, fostering a sense of community and celebration. Today, the town’s ancestry proudly reflects its diverse roots, with 44.8% Australian, 44.3% English, and 11.7% Scottish heritage among its locals.

Our connection to Scotland goes beyond the town’s history; it resonates personally with us. As proud owners, we hail from the Campbell, Gordon, McGregor/Gregor and Graham Clans, continuing the legacy of our Scottish heritage.

Meet the Owners

It all started with a picturesque drive from Cradle Mountain to Hobart.  We drove through Campbell Town and saw a FOR SALE sign at what was the St Andrew’s Church, which had been sadly closed and disused for over 25 years. 

The charm of the building captured our hearts, and in a moment of serendipity, we decided to make it ours. That’s the simple story of how our adventure with The Church began.

In November 2014, we made the move from Sydney and the Mid North Coast of NSW to Campbell Town. Having experienced life in rural farming communities before, we found solace and joy in the embrace of a country lifestyle. ​

The Church, with its intriguing history and grandeur, became an exciting project for us. It’s a glorious building, and we are dedicated to breathing new life into its walls so that everyone can benefit.  We are not religious. Instead, we deeply appreciate the historical significance of this magnificent property.

Our names are Nicole and Garry Graham, and we invite you to learn more about our journey with The Church [Link to Learn more about the owners’ story]. We are passionate about sharing this special place with you, and we look forward to creating memories and moments that resonate with the unique spirit of The Church.

Hiring The Church

You can hire The Church for your party, function, meeting, corporate event, festival, expos or any suitable event. The costs of hire are dependent on the day, time and whether you would like to hire out just The Church building or the grounds and gardens as well for your exclusive use of the whole property.

Weddings at The Church

Have you always dreamt of a beautiful Church wedding, yet you aren’t religious? Well, The Church could be the venue for you.

The Church is not your average wedding venue, it is a unique place for couples looking to celebrate their wedding in a beautiful setting and experience something truly special. See our wedding page here.

Upcoming Events

We are excited to bring entertainment & events to “The Heart of Tasmania” and draw people to Campbell Town from the extended area.  Making Campbell Town an exciting destination.

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The Church History

​The Church at Campbell Town is centrally located in “The Heart of Tasmania” on the historic Midlands Highway and Campbell Town, which is a well known stop for those travelling between Launceston and Hobart.

The Church was built in 1857 with solid sandstone and stands tall on the high side of the property with its magnificent tall spire and Victorian gothic charm making it a standout of local history. 


Tasmania or ‘Tassie’ is the idyllic Australian island state located 240 kilometres to the south of the mainland, separated by tempestuous Bass Strait. The southernmost point on Tasmania is only 2,575 km from Antarctica.

The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, and the surrounding 334 smaller islands, the largest of which are Flinders and King Islands. Tasmania’s capital Hobart is home to over 45% of the islands population and sits at the end of the River Derwent hugging the harbour.

Launceston is Tasmania’s second major city and is a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature.

Australia’s smallest state is a natural paradise with pristine cool temperate rainforest, crystal clear rivers feeding cascading waterfalls and magnificent outcrops, gorges and cliffs. Roughly 52% of Tasmania’s land is protected, which includes national parks, marine parks and World Heritage Sites. Cradle Mountain in Lake St Clair National Park, is surrounded by glacial lakes and ancient rainforest. Kunanyi or Mt Wellington’s summit passing through temperate rainforest and glacial rock formations, ending in panoramic views of Hobart, Bruny Island, South Arm and the Tasman Peninsula. Tasmania is also home to the visually stunning Bay of Fires or larapuna whose turquoise water and fine white sand leading to huge orange tinged boulders.

Tasmania creates excellent cold climate wines and premium natural produce due to its rich land and pure air and water. Farmers markets, cellar doors, food festivals and local eateries are found across the island. The stand out cultural attraction is The Museum of Old and New Art or MONA it is Australia’s largest private museum and one of the most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities in the world.

Lutruwita is the palawa name for Tasmania, the local palawa people of Tasmania can be traced back 40,000 years on the island. Palawa people are the only group of humans to evolve in isolation for over 10,000 years, when the seas rose cutting Tasmania off from the mainland, creating a distinctly different culture and heritage from mainland Aboriginal cultures.

Source: Welcome to Country Tasmania | Aboriginal Experiences | Welcome to Country