Although it's possible to drive via the Midlands from Launceston to Hobart, it is recommended that you allow much more time to explore the region rather than just passing through otherwise you will miss out on so much. Known as the Heritage Highway, time moves slowly in these parts and you're encouraged to do the same. Relax and unwind as you enjoy taking in the quaint colonial towns and delightful villages home to English trees, stone bridges, church spires and Georgian cottages. Take the time to truly soak up the beauty and history of the Tasmanian Midlands, you'll be glad you did.
Things To Do in the Tasmanian Midlands
- See the exceptional work of the Tasmanian Glass Blowers, 12km south of Launceston at Breadalbane.
- Evandale is a must for antiques, crafts, stained glass, Sunday Markets, the annual Village Fair, National Penny Farthing Championships and the amazing collection of vintage cameras, cars, model planes and trains at. Greg and Gill's Place.
- The grand National Trust mansion of Clarendon Homestead is impressive.
- Visit Longford's abundant history and agriculture including the colonial history time capsule of Woolmers Estate.
- Enjoy hands-on farming action and beautiful gardens at Brickendon's colonial farming.
- Campbell Town is renowned for its Georgian architecture, Heritage Highway Museum, convict-built Red Bridge, Plume Antiques, Harshals Gallery and Bieniek Fine Arts Gallery.
- Marvel at the incredible carvings, Tasmanian Wool Centre and heart of the best superfine wool growing area in the world at the leafy town of Ross.
- Visit the historic town of Oatlands, home to a 19th Century stone mill, convict-built gaol and Australia's oldest Supreme Courthouse.
- Closer to Hobart is historic Kempton and Pontville, which has a convict built church.