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Ben Lomond Tasmania: 7 Attractions You Need to Experience

Ben Lomond Snow Sports. Image credit: Thomas Carpenter

The Ben Lomond National Park has something for everyone, from the thrill-seeking rock climber to the gentle snowman creator. The park is home to some of Tasmania’s most impressive scenery, as well as fantastic ski fields, stunning alpine walking tracks, and lovable wildlife. We’ve listed seven reasons to explore this breathtaking spot (remember to grab a Parks Pass).

Discover Real Life Adventure at Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary

Flame Robin, Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary 📷 @sandra_celebrates_tasmania

Spend a day exploring the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary at Bagdad and rediscover Tasmania’s inspiring landscape, natural beauty, and unique wildlife. Beloved children’s author Nan Chauncy and family called this special place home. Today, the sanctuary is open daily for everyone to enjoy.

10 Things to Do Along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway

Old Kempton Distillery 📷 Darren Wright

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. Today, visitors can enjoy the best of old and new.

7 things to do in Oatlands Tasmania

Callington Mill, Oatlands Tasmania 📷 Darren Wright

Oatlands Tasmania is a charming heritage town located along the Heritage Highway. It is one of Tasmania’s oldest colonial settlements, with over 150 sandstone buildings

12 Things To Do At Longford

Woolmers Estate. Image Credit: Darren Wright Photos

Spend some time exploring the heritage town of Longford and immerse yourself in the charming English atmosphere. There’s plenty to do, from wandering the Georgian village, stepping back in time at grand convict-built estates, admiring beautiful gardens, relaxing by the river, and tracing the town’s racing past. We’ve listed 12 of our favourite things to do.

Shadows of the Past: The Midlands Silhouette Trail

Shadows of the past, Heritage Highway. Image Credit: Darren Wright

When travelling through the Southern Midlands, play a game of Eye Spy: The Silhouette Trail edition! The sixteen sculptures between Tunbridge and Kempton serve as poignant reminders of early colonial life on the Heritage Highway and bring the stories of this intriguing region to life.

Discover things to do in Evandale Tasmania

Evandale. Image Credit: Darren Wright

Welcome to the picturesque town of Evandale, sitting in the North on Tasmania’s Heritage Highway. From historic charm to natural beauty, Evandale offers a delightful

9 Things To Do In The Heritage Village of Ross

Ross Tasmania. Image Credit: @darrenwrightphotos

A visit to the convict-built village of Ross offers a captivating glimpse into another time. Ross was originally established as a garrison in 1812, and also became an important coach horse change and livestock market. Today, Ross is registered on the National Estate and is one of the finest heritage villages in Australia. Here are 10 things to do when you visit this charming town.

9 Things to Do at Lake Dulverton

Lake Dulverton. Image Credit: Alastair Bett

Adjacent to the heritage tow of Oatlands, you’ll find picturesque Lake Dulverton, a waterbird sanctuary and wonderful spot to visit and relax. Enjoy the lakeside walk, do some birdwatching, have a picnic, and see if you can spot the quirky characters submerged in and hanging out by the water. We’ve put together a few tips on how to make the most of your lakeside time.

Markets on the Heritage Highway

Evandale market. Image Credit: Tourism Tasmania & Adrian Cook

Heritage Highway Markets Take an enchanting journey along the Heritage Highway, immersing yourself in the captivating world of its local markets. These charming village markets

50 Things to Do with Kids in Hobart & Surrounds

Hyperdrive Kart Racing

School holidays… What a time to be alive! Don’t worry, we have you covered, with 50 things to do with the kids in and around Hobart (in no particular order). A lot of these family friendly activities are free or easy on the budget. Now go out and have some good old fashioned family fun!

What’s on along the Heritage Highway

Ross Bridge 📷 Darren Wright

Upcoming Events along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway Join us as we unveil the hidden gems, events, and attractions that await you along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway.  Heritage

Travellers Cloaks Exhibition

Travellers Cloaks Exhibition

The Weaver’s Cottages Studio, Oatlands, is currently showcasing an exciting exhibition of collaborative works by members of the Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania.

Our Guide to the Oatlands Heritage & Bullock Festival

Oatlands Heritage & Bullock Festival

For one vibrant weekend in August, Tasmania’s history comes vividly to life in the 19th century sandstone village of Oatlands. Follow the Shadows of the Past to the Oatlands Heritage & Bullock Festival and discover a wealth of traditional trades and crafts, engaging displays and activities, live music and yummy food.

Launceston to Hobart: The Heritage Highway Road Trip

Tasmania’s Heritage Highway between Hobart and Launceston makes a great road trip—especially in our modern cars, rather than a horse and cart! We’ve put together some tips on places to stop and things to do in Tasmania’s Midlands.

Autumn in Tasmania: 7 Places to Visit along the Heritage Highway

Autumn in Southern Tasmania 📷 @rhyspopephotography

Autumn along the Heritage Highway is a magical time of year, as the quaint Georgian towns shimmy to life with the vibrant hues of the season. Wander the convict-built villages and marvel at the beauty of the changing colours. The whole region is spectacular, and it’s hard to choose our favourite places, but we’ve managed to pick seven spots to fall for autumn’s charms.

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