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Where to stay along the Heritage Highway

When thinking of the Heartlands of Tasmania, a cosy stay in the country is often one of the first things that comes to mind. 

Wide open spaces, peacefully grazing animals and warm fireplaces are just a few of the key ingredients that make up the perfect stay on the Heritage Highway. If you’re not sure where to begin, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a list of some tried and trusted stays that won’t leave you disappointed.

The Granary Cressy
The Granary Cressy. Image Credit: @granaryrichmondhill

The Granary, Richmond Hill, Cressy

If you’re traveling with a group, the whole family, or, just want to indulge in a little luxury, look no further than The Granary, Richmond Hill. Tucked away in the Northern Midlands, this grand yet cosy countryside escape has a special warmth to it that makes for an unforgettable experience. The old sandstone barn was originally built by convicts and has been beautifully restored with all the amenities you need to stay a little or a long while.

Brickendon Estate. Image Credit: @brickendonestate
Brickendon Estate. Image Credit: @brickendonestate

Brickendon Estate

For a truly unique experience, stay in a UNESCO World Heritage-listed cottage at Brickendon Estate. It’s an incredible way to immerse yourself in the past and experience first-hand what life was like in the 1820s and 1830s.

The lovingly restored Coachmans Cottage, Old Farm Cottage and Gardeners Cottage are all available to book and offer an authentic colonial experience with modern comforts. Alternatively, the three Brickendon Farm cottages offer great farm views and are only a short walk away from the Farm Village, making it great for families or groups. 

Armytage House

Armytage House, Heritage Highway, Bagdad is an 1800’s sandstone barn now converted to luxurious accommodation.
While the original features of sandstone and convict brick walls remain, you can relax and enjoy all the conveniences of this contemporary renovation.

Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright

Bowhill Grange

For a historic stay in the Southern Midlands, look no further than the Bowhill Grange. This National Trust listed collection of colonial farm buildings, set in idyllic pastures are the perfect place to relax and unwind. There are two refurbished, fully self-contained cottages available to book all within an hours drive away from Launceston, Hobart and Tasmania’s stunning East Coast.

Chatsworth Tasmania

Chatsworth Tasmania

Chatsworth is a luxury three-bedroom country homestead (1838) with a beautiful established private garden surrounded by paddocks and animals as well as views of The Great Western Tiers and Ben Lomond.

Chatsworth is situated in The Northern Midlands, 6 km south of the heritage town of Longford.

Cressy House Estate Farm Stay
Cressy House Estate Farm Stay

Cressy House Estate Farm Stay

Cressy House Estate Farm Stay (1827) is a family farm that offers a fully private self-contained home within a home (part of the original homestead).

Cressy House is situated in beautiful natural surroundings five kilometres south of the historic town of Longford, 20 minutes from Launceston and 15 minutes from Launceston Airport.

Woolmers Estate Heritage Accommodation. Image Credit: Woolmers Estate
Woolmers Estate Heritage Accommodation. Image Credit: Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate

Woolmers Estate is a significant example of a 19th-century rural farm settlement in Australia. Wander around the extensive grounds, colonial buildings and the Rose Garden. Soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era and take a guided convict tour, or guided tour of the main homestead. This splendid homestead has family collections, original furniture and memorabilia.

The Ross Motel

Centrally located between Hobart and Launceston, the Georgian style units at The Ross Motel offer a wonderful place to stop and stay while exploring the state. With plenty of different size options, this comfy accommodation is great for families, couples or friends. Perched along the banks of the tranquil Macquarie River, it’s also within a leisurely stroll to historic Ross Bridge and the town centre. 

Ivy on Glenelg

Well positioned for fly fishers, Ivy on Glenelg in Campbell Town is a comfy and authentic bed and breakfast with a selection of room options to choose from. Run with true country hospitality at its heart, it’s a cosy home away from home in the heart of the state. 

Briar Lane

Set on five sprawling acres but still only a stroll away from the centre of Evandale, Briar Lane is a beautiful boutique style accommodation with all the provisions and comforts you’ll need. With three options that can house up to either three, four or seven guests, it’s got something for everyone. You’ll even have brekkie provisions provided including freshly laid eggs, homemade biscuits, crusty bread and more.

Raffah House

Fondly known as a day-trippers hideaway, the historic home that is Raffah House in Oatlands oozes sophistication and warmth all at the same time. It’s hard to believe the stunning sandstone walls once housed a maternity hospital! With three comfy bedrooms, picket fence and veggie garden, you’ll quickly understand why it was named as one of Qantas Travel Insider’s Architectural Gems You Can Rent for Your Next Holiday

More Accommodation Along the Heritage Highway
Tasmanian Wool Centre. Image Credit: Tourism Australia

Things to Do Along the Heritage Highway

Charming colonial towns dot the road between Hobart and our old frenemy, Launceston. The days of convicts and bushrangers are long gone, but echoes of Tasmania’s colourful, chequered past remain along the Heritage Highway.

Ross Bridge. Image Credit: @gm.williams

What’s on along the Heritage Highway

Extend your journey along the Heritage Highway by visiting events, exhibitions, workshops and markets. 

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