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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.

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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Ben Lomond National Park

Ben Lomond National Park is an alpine plateau in northern Tasmania over 1500 metres high and visible from much of…

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Europcar – Launceston Airport

Europcar offers flexible car hire at competitive rates with their wide range of vehicles, you’re sure to find the perfect…

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Perth

Perth has over 40 historic buildings, many dating back to the early 1800s, and lovely views to the Great Western…

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Ross Market

The historic village of Ross hosts a country market on the third Sunday of each month from 9am. The market…

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Woolmers Estate (Attraction)

Woolmers Estate is Australia’s finest example of a pioneer farm from the early 1800s and one of Tasmania’s World Heritage…

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Avoca Museum and Information Centre

The Avoca Museum and Information Centre (AMIC) in the 106 year old heritage listed building promotes the beautiful Fingal Valley…

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Josef Chromy – Go Behind The Label

Go behind the label and explore the wine-making process from grape to glass. An informative yet informal opportunity to learn…

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Josef Chromy Wines

The Josef Chromy Cellar Door Café and Winery is located at Relbia, Northern Tasmania. Josef Chromy Wines’ 61-hectare (150 acre)…

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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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Pontville

Pontville is on the Jordan River, 30 km north of Hobart, and is one of Tasmania’s oldest settlements. The site…