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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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Wildes Antiques at Robur House

Wildes Antiques at Robur House has a good selection of antique and collectibles and jewellery. We can arrange Tasmanian deliveries…

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Effervescence Tasmania

The “Effervescence Tasmania” Sparkling Weekend serves as a celebration of the world class sparkling wines emanating from the Island State…

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Blenheim Gallery and Garden

On the outskirts of Longford, just 30 minutes from Launceston, Blenheim Gallery and Garden is a unique Tasmanian experience showcasing…

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Red Spot Rentals

Australian owned Redspot Car Rentals has locations in Launceston and Hobart and services both airports. It operates a fleet of…

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Budget Rent-A-Car

Budget Rent a Car provide car rental for all your business and leisure travelling needs. With over 200 locations across…

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong is a Sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. We’re a social enterprise: a little…

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Shene Estate & Distillery is located at Pontville just 15 minutes north of MONA. This iconic convict-forged property is home…

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Liffey Falls Reserve

Liffey Falls State Reserve is nestled in the cool temperate rainforest of the Great Western Tiers mountain range in Tasmania’s…

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Artlands

Redlands Distillery at Dysart House are holding an art exhibition, Artlands, celebrating the Tasmanian Southern Midlands and features work by…

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Tea Tree Golf Course

Tea Tree Golf Club is a private 9-hole country golf course located on Volcanic Drive in Brighton, about a 30-minute…

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