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Bothwell Bi-Centenary Festival

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of this picturesque agricultural township in the Central Highlands Tasmania. The Bi-Centenary celebration of the township of Bothwell is being held in 2022. The Bothwell Historical Society state the town was established in 1822.
These days, Bothwell draws tourists to its beautifully preserved historical buildings, pleasant pastoral landscapes, trout fishing and the oldest golf course in the Southern Hemisphere, ‘Ratho’. It’s a quiet, peaceful area powered by agriculture.
Bothwell can be found on the A5, 20kms from the Midland Highway, 50 mins from Hobart and 1hr 45 minutes from Deloraine and Launceston.
*Images by Marnie Hawson/Butchers House Bothwell Tasmania

Bothwell Bicentennial Festival
Steppes Homestead
Bothwell countryrside
The Butchers House Bothwell
Butchers House Bothwell
Bothwell Church
Bothwell Visitors Centre



15 October 2022


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