Take your time and experience our living history and relaxed country lifestyle. Discover the intriguing stories of convicts and free settlers at our World Heritage Listed Convict sites and spectacular grand rural estates. Lovers of gardens and nature will rejoice in our national park, our wilderness reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, abundant parks and gardens, flower shows, open gardens, heritage gardens, and a rose garden with over 5000 blooms! Uncover the stories of ordinary girls in extraordinary circumstances at a female convict prison. Uncover the legend behind the intricate carvings on the stunning historic Ross Bridge. Take a tour to the very top inside a working historic flour mill as the majestic blades catch the wind. Admire a gorgeous convict build Red Bridge (watch out for the ducks!). Visit museums and learn the stories of the amazing people, places and events that helped to shape Tasmania.
You’ll love our shopping! Antiques, books, art, craft, markets, quirky stores, and boutiques.
Adventurers will be thrilled with all kinds of activities: fishing, rock climbing, cycling and mountain biking, walking, hiking, skiing (in season).
There are festivals, celebrations, performances and events along the entire region throughout the year.
A wonderful way to immerse yourself in the stories of the Heritage Highway region is with any of these intriguing, fun, and informative products:
Play Skulduggery and solve a local crime at Longford, Ross or Oatlands, and follow in the footsteps of a convict field policeman.
The Essential Doggy Guide – for all dogs travelling Tasmania’s Heritage Highway region with their humans.
Voices from the Graves – a self-guided walking tour of Christ Church graveyard at Longford, revealing rich, moving and significant themes of the colonial history of Longford.
Stories from the Sandstone – the stories behind the peaceful and beautiful village of Oatlands when it was once a bustling military outpost and stagecoach depot. What do those stone walls reveal?
Land & Landscape – landscape is more than what we see with our eyes. It is a way of understanding the land, our history and who we are. These postcards suggest different ways to look at the landscape.
The Kalangadoo is located in a pleasant bush setting and is a great place to stop for fuel and refreshments….Email
The Book Cellar in Campbell Town, Tasmania, is a world-class traditional bookshop experience in a fascinating heritage setting, the convict…Email Website
Poatina Golf Course is a nine-hole 18 tee course with beautiful mountain views, located in Northern Tasmania. The 18 tees…Email Website
The history of the Heritage Highway region is intrinsically linked to the extraordinary road builidng that occurred in Van Diemen’s…
The Tunbridge Country Market is a great rural market experience. Held on the second Sunday of each month from 9am…
The Josef Chromy Cellar Door Café and Winery is located at Relbia, Northern Tasmania. Josef Chromy Wines’ 61-hectare (150 acre)…Email Website
Wobbly Boot Vineyard offers a range of vineyard experiences and tours. These include Wine and Cheese Walk, Vineyard Tour and…Email Website
Campbell Town was one of the early coaching stops on the main route between Launceston and Hobart and is still…
Longford is 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Launceston and centre for the local farming district. Longford’s original architecture remains…