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. Engage in a game of SKULDUGGERY and get a glimpse of life in the early 1800s. A must-see is Tasmania's largest country market held each Sunday in the delightful Georgian village of Evandale.
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.