Welcome to Tasmania's Heritage Highway region, the historic heart of our island state!
Explore this unique and fascinating region where the past is always present. Discover its colourful, colonial history; walk in the footsteps of the infamous bushrangers and the illustrious stonemasons; the enterprising wool growers and the hardened convict road gangs; the political exiles, scoundrels and opportunists who have all contributed to the rich stories of Tasmania's first Main Road.
The thread of quaint villages is their lasting legacy. Surrounded by gracious homes, historic farming properties and a wealth of magnificent, heritage architecture, this is also the scenic countryside that inspired the famous artists, Tom Roberts and John Glover, who was known as 'the Father of Australian Landscape Painting'.
Today, the Heritage Highway region invites you to experience our living history and relaxed country lifestyle. Explore our antique shops and the acclaimed National Rose Garden at Longford; visit some of Tasmania's finest rural estates, such as Woolmers and Brickendon at Longford, Clarendon House at Evandale; enjoy exceptional trout-fishing on the Macquarie River at Cressy, Longford and Campbell Town; savour our award-winning gourmet sauces at Evandale and leatherwood honey at Perth; play Skulduggery and solve a local crime at Longford, Ross or Oatlands; look out around Oatlands and Kempton for Tasmanian tigers, emus, horse-drawn carriages and an assortment of other characters who will share your travels!