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Heritage Highway

Embark on a leisurely journey along Tasmania’s Heritage Highway, the picturesque stretch between Hobart and Launceston that beckons travelers to slow down and savor the delights of this historically rich region. The Midland Highway may span a mere couple of hours’ drive, but within this short distance lies an extraordinary wealth of heritage and culture waiting to be discovered.

Discover Tasmania’s Heritage Highway, linking Hobart to Launceston. With dozens of historic attractions and charming towns along the way.

Meander through landscapes adorned with convict-built bridges, their stoic structures standing as testaments to a bygone era. Wander through charming sandstone villages where the streets and heritage buildings whisper tales of the past.

But it’s not just history that graces this highway. Delight your taste buds at renowned bakeries offering artisanal treats and indulge in the exquisite flavours of world-class distilleries. Each stop presents an opportunity to savour the essence of Tasmania’s Midlands.

Take your time, and let the tranquil pace of the journey allow for unexpected discoveries, friendly encounters with locals, and moments of awe at the seamless blend of heritage and modernity. Whether you’re an avid historian, a culinary enthusiast, or simply seeking an escape into the past, this highway promises an unforgettable passage through Tasmania’s captivating Midlands.

Tasmanian Wool Centre. Image Credit: Tourism Australia
Tasmanian Wool Centre. Image Credit: Tourism Australia

Discover Tasmania’s

Heritage Highway

You’ll love travelling the countryside between our villages and towns, taking in the rolling hills, vast paddocks and stunning views of distant mountains. The sky is fantastic, the colours and light change throughout the day and our night skies are spectacular.

The Red Bridge, Campbell Town. Image Credit: @islandlight_tas

Heritage Highway

Roadtrip Itinerary

From quaint country towns to stunning mountain vistas.

This scenic route will take you from the charming city of Launceston to the vibrant capital city of Hobart, showcasing the rich history and natural beauty of Tasmania along the way. 

Callington Mill. Image Credit:@darrenwrightphotos
Callington Mill. Image Credit: darrenwrightphotos

Discover Callington Mill in Oatlands

Callington Mill in Oatlands was built in 1837 by John Vincent. It has been restored to full working order and is the only operating mill of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, the third oldest windmill in Australia.

A distillery on a scale like no other in Tasmania that offers immersive and unique single malt experiences.

Historic Bridges, Sandstone Towns, Antiques and Convict Sites

Visit World Heritage Listed Convict sites, wander a rose garden of over 5,000 blooms, poke about the archaeological site of a female convict prison, discover the legend behind the intricate carvings on the stunning historic Ross Bridge and more.

Oatlands. Image Credit: @thespudfamily
Oatlands. Image Credit: @thespudfamily
Ross Bridge. Image Credit: @gm.williams
Ross Bridge. Image Credit: @gm.williams
Evandale. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Evandale. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Woolmers Estate. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Woolmers Estate. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Cupid’s Nest. Image credit: Alastair Bett
Cupid’s Nest. Image credit: Alastair Bett
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright
Bowhill Grange. Image Credit: Darren Wright

Order a little slice of the Heritage Highway and make it yours forever

View our Heritage Stories Collection books and companion CDs.
Order your Heritage Highway Essential Doggy Guide

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