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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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Food and Drink

Domaine A / Stoney Vineyard

Domaine A is an iconic Australian wine estate. Established in 1973, the historic Stoney Vineyard is the oldest in Tasmania’s…

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A Day on the Green, Josef Chromy, Relbia

An almighty Monster Rock Line-Up! Iconic indie rock anthems in the great outodoors with The Living End, Spiderbait, Veruca Salt,…

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Longford Market

The Longford Market is held at the Longford RSL, 78 Wellington St A mix of Farmers market, produce, gifts, crafts…

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Australia Pacific Airports (Launceston) Pty Ltd

Handling 1.4 million passengers annually and strategically placed just 15km from the city, Launceston Airport serves many nearby iconic tourist…

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Evandale Market

Let loose the bargain hunter in you as you browse through the wide range of goods for sale. Come and…

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Clarendon

Clarendon one of Australia’s grandest houses set in a parkland on the banks of the South Esk River. The heritage…

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Bargain Car Rentals

Bargain Car Rentals is a Tasmanian owned and operated car, minibus and truck rental company. Bargain Car Rentals has depots…

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Australia Day Celebrations – Campbell Town

Northern Midlands Council’s official 2018 Australia Day event is in Valentine Park, Campbell town, from 9am – 12pm. The theme…

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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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Food and Drink

Twelve Stones Restaurant and Cellar Door

Located in the historic town of Pontville, a 25-minute drive north of Hobart, Twelves Stones is the redeveloped and heritage…

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