The Heritage Highway is an antique lover’s dream destination. With the rich colonial past, there are plenty of treasures to hunt for. Everything from specialty timbers to art work, collectables and more are waiting for a new home.
Well-known as the midway stop between Hobart and Launceston, Campbell Town is the perfect place to stretch your legs and look for hidden treasures at the famous Wildes Antiques. Located on the main street in a gorgeous historic building, you’ll be spoiled for choice with their selection of unusual collectables and quality antiques for affordable prices. Stock is always changing so each visit is bound to be full of surprises. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, they’ll even try to help you source it! With two other locations in Perth (at Robur House) and Evandale (Anteiku Antiques), it’s definitely a Heritage Highway must-stop shop.
Not only is the historic town of Evandale home to world-famous events like The Glover Prize and The National Penny Farthing Championship, it’s also home to quaint antique shops. Whether you’re a collector or window-shopper, make sure to pop in to Evandale Antiques and Anteiku Antiques (the sister shop to Wildes Antiques). The Evandale Sunday Market is also worth a trip if you’re on the hunt for unique trinkets, you never know what you might find.
North near Launceston you’ll find Junker Jane in Longford. Browse their eclectic selection of homewares, furniture, fashions and knick-knacks. They are open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm plus you can also find them inside at Evandale Sunday Market.
The town of Ross has a rich history, heritage buildings and delicious bakeries, but it’s also here that you will find Martha’s Vintage Furniture and Home Decor. Although new to the scene, this small business delivers big on quality. Visit the showroom to view their unique vintage pieces and get ideas on how you can style them in a contemporary and modern way. If you’re visiting on the weekend, make sure to pop into the Ross Collectables and Bric A Brac shop a little further along the road. It’s got plenty of interesting items to sift through. Last but not least, The Wrinkly Tin is filled to the brim with collectables, trinkets, tools, gadgets, memorabilia, china, toys… retro, vintage… whether your passion be automobiles, cooking, dolls, babies, books, movies, and much more. There is something for everyone!
As you head south, the gorgeous town of Oatlands is a true antique hunter’s dream. The Jardin Room and Provincial Interiors is home to a wonderful of carefully curated 18th-21th century style French and European inspired pieces. They also house a wonderful array of garden décor, some of which although are not antiques, but have been handcrafted by their own team of talented artisans.