ROSS

ROSS

ROSS

Ross

On  the banks of the Macquarie River, Ross is one of Australia’s most appealing convict-built stone villages. Cobbly-style paths and old, tall elm trees line the main road and give this picture-perfect town an air of tranquility.

The Ross Bridge, designed by John Lee Archer, is Australia’s third oldest, and possibly the most beautiful of its kind left in the world. The detail of its 186 carvings by convict stonemasons was deemed of such high quality that it own the men a free pardon.

Like other parts of Tasmania’s midlands, the Ross area is famous for its superfine merino wool. The Tasmanian Wool Centre features a Heritage Museum and Wool exhibition.

Ross was settled in 1812 and many of its original sandstone buildings have been restored. The Ross Female Convict Station Historic Site is s significant archaeological site.

Highlights not to miss

  • Visit the historic Ross Bridge and marvel at the sculptures.
  • Call into the Visitor Information Centre located at the Tasmanian Wool Centre and explore the museum.You can also purchase
    quality, fashionable woolen garments from the huge variety on display.
  • Picnic by the river, or under an elm tree. Dine at one of the cafes or two bakeries; one is famous for their devine Scallop Pies, while
    the other, with it’s wood-fired oven has been operating continuously for over a century, and is also quite famous for featuring in the
    story of Kiki the Witch.
  • Stroll along the elm tree lined main street, always beautiful, and especially so in Autumn.
  • Find the perfect gift, souvenir, collectable or treasure in one of the many shops, or market held on the third Sunday of each month.
  • Enjoy a night at the movies at the Ross Film Society’s monthly screening at the historic town hall.
  • Visit a female convict prison, the most arhaeologically intact of its kind in Australia, and learn their story with the interpretation
    onsite.
  • Play Skulduggery, and solve a real mystery that occurred in Ross in 1831.
  • Wander through the historic graveyard
  • Take the history walk along the specially marked pathway.
  • Picnic at Ross Post Vintage Car Club
  • Ross Marathons
  • Ross Rodeo

Ross

On  the banks of the Macquarie River, Ross is one of Australia’s most appealing convict-built stone villages. Cobbly-style paths and old, tall elm trees line the main road and give this picture-perfect town an air of tranquility.

The Ross Bridge, designed by John Lee Archer, is Australia’s third oldest, and possibly the most beautiful of its kind left in the world. The detail of its 186 carvings by convict stonemasons was deemed of such high quality that it own the men a free pardon.

Like other parts of Tasmania’s midlands, the Ross area is famous for its superfine merino wool. The Tasmanian Wool Centre features a Heritage Museum and Wool exhibition.

Ross was settled in 1812 and many of its original sandstone buildings have been restored. The Ross Female Convict Station Historic Site is s significant archaeological site.

Highlights not to miss

  • Visit the historic Ross Bridge and marvel at the sculptures.
  • Call into the Visitor Information Centre located at the Tasmanian Wool Centre and explore the museum.You can also purchase
    quality, fashionable woolen garments from the huge variety on display.
  • Picnic by the river, or under an elm tree. Dine at one of the cafes or two bakeries; one is famous for their devine Scallop Pies, while
    the other, with it’s wood-fired oven has been operating continuously for over a century, and is also quite famous for featuring in the
    story of Kiki the Witch.
  • Stroll along the elm tree lined main street, always beautiful, and especially so in Autumn.
  • Find the perfect gift, souvenir, collectable or treasure in one of the many shops, or market held on the third Sunday of each month.
  • Enjoy a night at the movies at the Ross Film Society’s monthly screening at the historic town hall.
  • Visit a female convict prison, the most arhaeologically intact of its kind in Australia, and learn their story with the interpretation
    onsite.
  • Play Skulduggery, and solve a real mystery that occurred in Ross in 1831.
  • Wander through the historic graveyard
  • Take the history walk along the specially marked pathway.
  • Picnic at Ross Post Vintage Car Club
  • Ross Marathons
  • Ross Rodeo

Ross

On  the banks of the Macquarie River, Ross is one of Australia’s most appealing convict-built stone villages. Cobbly-style paths and old, tall elm trees line the main road and give this picture-perfect town an air of tranquility.

The Ross Bridge, designed by John Lee Archer, is Australia’s third oldest, and possibly the most beautiful of its kind left in the world. The detail of its 186 carvings by convict stonemasons was deemed of such high quality that it own the men a free pardon.

Like other parts of Tasmania’s midlands, the Ross area is famous for its superfine merino wool. The Tasmanian Wool Centre features a Heritage Museum and Wool exhibition.

Ross was settled in 1812 and many of its original sandstone buildings have been restored. The Ross Female Convict Station Historic Site is s significant archaeological site.

Highlights not to miss

  • Visit the historic Ross Bridge and marvel at the sculptures.
  • Call into the Visitor Information Centre located at the Tasmanian Wool Centre and explore the museum.You can also purchase
    quality, fashionable woolen garments from the huge variety on display.
  • Picnic by the river, or under an elm tree. Dine at one of the cafes or two bakeries; one is famous for their devine Scallop Pies, while
    the other, with it’s wood-fired oven has been operating continuously for over a century, and is also quite famous for featuring in the
    story of Kiki the Witch.
  • Stroll along the elm tree lined main street, always beautiful, and especially so in Autumn.
  • Find the perfect gift, souvenir, collectable or treasure in one of the many shops, or market held on the third Sunday of each month.
  • Enjoy a night at the movies at the Ross Film Society’s monthly screening at the historic town hall.
  • Visit a female convict prison, the most arhaeologically intact of its kind in Australia, and learn their story with the interpretation
    onsite.
  • Play Skulduggery, and solve a real mystery that occurred in Ross in 1831.
  • Wander through the historic graveyard
  • Take the history walk along the specially marked pathway.
  • Picnic at Ross Post Vintage Car Club
  • Ross Marathons
  • Ross Rodeo