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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. Check out our calendar to see what’s on.

Visitor Centres throughout the Heritage Highway region can help you with local information and history. many of them are manned by passionate local volunteers and staff who love to share their local knowledge and stories, and can really enhance your visitor experience.

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.

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The Tasmanian Wool Centre, in the Midlands historic village of Ross, is a leading attraction promoting the values and qualities…

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Ingleside Bakery Cafe

Ingleside Bakery Cafe is located at 4 Russell St. It is rated 3.4 by 8 Zomato users. Serves Cafe Food….

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Evandale

Evandale is one of the best-preserved historic towns in Australia, known for its 19th century buildings and relatively untouched streetscape,…

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Ross Female Factory Historic Site

The Ross Female Factory, erected in 1833, is located in the town of Ross, Tasmania. It was initially built to…

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Poatina Golf Course

Poatina Golf Course is a nine-hole 18 tee course with beautiful mountain views, located in Northern Tasmania. The 18 tees…

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Bell & Gong

Bell & Gong is a premium Tasmanian wine Cellar Door and boutique vineyard at the historic property of “Valleyfield”, near…

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Ross Village Inn Bakery

Ross Village Inn Bakery is located at 15 Church St. It is rated 4.0 by 34 Zomato users. Serves Coffee…

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Ross Village Arts Festival

The Ross Arts Festival Society is excited to have the opportunity to tell you of the inaugural Ross Village Arts…

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Art Group

The Old Sunday School Art Group comes together on the 1st Saturday of each  month from 10.30am – 3pm. New…

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Ross

This typical English village is known for its fascinating historic bridge, colonial sandstone buildings and convict history. Ross sits on…