In the Northern Midlands, the voice of the colonial past rings true in a region defined by a lasting legacy of convicts, wealthy graziers and scoundrels in equal measure.
Convict craftsmanship endures in fine homesteads and public buildings - as evidenced in the famous Ross Bridge with its fascinating and intricate carvings.
For lovers of a rich living history, bushwalks and gentle strolls, fishing, wildlife and well-preserved historic towns; venturing into the heart of Tasmania along the Heritage Highway is a captivating experience.
You'll be in your element in the many fine eateries and superb specialty shops. A must-see is Tasmania's largest country market held each Sunday in the delightful Georgian village of Evandale. There are a number of markets in the region where you can find hand crafted treasures, pre-loved and bric-a-brac, fresh produce and much more.
The historic properties of Woolmers Estate and Brickendon at Longford have been recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage Convict Sites: both properties are open to the public. For further information go to Your Guide to Tasmania's World Heritage Convict Sites.
For more information on tourism in the Northern Midlands visit www.heritagehighway.com.au
Local information is also available at the five Visitor Information Centres in the Northern Midlands.
The Quick Reference Guide is a summary of things to do and see in the Heritage Highway region, which is a useful tool for Visitor Centres, tourism agencies, organisations, and operators when engaging with visitors and industry knowledge etc. Download the PDF of the QRG here.