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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The Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company is a production and tasting centre near Evandale, 17 km south of Launceston. Surrounding the…Email Website
The Oatlands Golf Course is a public, nine-hole course in the Tasmanian Midlands. Oatlands is a one-hour drive north of…
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Gifted by Bob Brown to Bush Heritage Australia in 1991, this reserve protects 105ha of myrtle beech rainforest, as well…Email Website
Tasmania’s Hidden Experiences provide a privileged behind-the-scenes opportunity to tour the private gardens, art and antique collections in Tasmania. Tasmania’s…Email Website
Clarendon one of Australia’s grandest houses set in a parkland on the banks of the South Esk River. The heritage…Email Website
The historic village of Ross hosts a country market on the third Sunday of each month from 9.00 am. Licenced…
The history of the Heritage Highway region is intrinsically linked to the extraordinary road builidng that occurred in Van Diemen’s…