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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.

Augmented Reality

Ross Revealed – Augmented Reality 3D experience

There’s another layer of storytelling in the historic village of Ross.

Download the app UIST to access 29 augmented reality story stops around Ross. Roam through town with your smart phone/device and uncover the stories of people, places, events, beome immersed in the history and intriguing stories.

Carvings on the Ross Bridge, a little animated dog showing you his favourite spots, a 3D recreation of the female convict prison. Explore Ross in a unique and fun way.

UIST app is available for download on Apple iPhone 8 and up. Android version coming soon.

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Jack the dog in 3D augmented reality entertains users of the Ross Revealed app.

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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Performance Driving Australia – Supercar Experience

We bring you a high speed, adrenaline-fueled driving experience in the V10 Lamborghini Gallardo Race Car. For a full ten…

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Longford

Longford is 20 kilometres (12 miles) south of Launceston and centre for the local farming district. Longford’s original architecture remains…

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Brighton Army Camp

Enjoy a walk around the historic Brighton Army Camp, an amazingly rich site with many layers of history and stories….

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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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The Tiers Tea Lounge

The Tiers Tea Lounge is located in the picturesque surroundings of the village of Poatina in central Tasmania at the…

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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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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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Shene Distillery

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

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Launceston Distillery

At Launceston Distillery we produce hand-crafted, small-batch whisky. Using traditional techniques and craftsmanship, Tasmanian malted barley and pure river water…

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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 –…