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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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Tasmania’s Hidden Experiences

Tasmania’s Hidden Experiences provide a privileged behind-the-scenes opportunity to tour the private gardens, art and antique collections in Tasmania. Tasmania’s…

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Classwood

Classwood specialises in finely crafted Tasmanian timber products, located at Ross in the Tasmanian midlands. Classwood is housed in a…

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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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Tassie Adventures Camper Hire

Camper trailers are an easy and affordable way to explore the best of Tasmania without the hassle of towing a…

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Trout Territory – Fish Wild Tasmania

Trout Territory offer guided fly fishing and trout fishing tours and group workshops in Tasmania. Single-day adventures and multi-day expedition…

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Tasmanian Honey Company

Visit The Tasmanian Honey Company’s gift shop and enjoy free tastings, in Perth, Northern Tasmania. The Tasmanian Honey Company began…

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Shene Distillery proudly produces Mackey Single Malt Whisky. Triple distilled and made from 100% premium Tasmanian malt barley and pristine…

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Old Kempton Distillery

Visit a genuine working Whisky Distillery and Old Coaching House. Enjoy a tour of the distillery, bond store, house and…

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Glass Manifesto

The gallery is conveniently located within minutes of Launceston airport and only a short drive to the centre of Launceston….

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Art Group Longford

The Old Sunday School Art Group comes together on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each  month from 10.30am –…