101 Must-Do's for Kiwis

Ross, Oatlands, Richmond etc: Georgian


About Ross, Oatlands, Richmond etc: Georgian

Tasmania has preserved a rich legacy of heritage, including a number of Georgian towns and communities that still thrive today. The Midlands Highway runs through the heart of Tasmania and links the northern city of Launceston to Hobart in the south. Travel the highway to historical villages like Evandale (home of the annual National Penny Farthing Championships); Ross, which has Australia's third-oldest bridge, built in 1836 by convict stonemasons who carved 186 figures into the arches; and Oatlands, reputed to have the largest concentration of heritage-listed buildings in Australia. Hobart too is full of Georgian buildings, including the grand sandstone warehouses of Salamanca Place, which have been reinvented into trendy restaurants, cafés, bars, artisan studios and galleries. Hobart also has Australia's oldest operating theatre, historic pubs brimming with colourful tales, and Battery Point, the best-preserved colonial-era suburb in Australia.

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Contact Details

The National Trust of Australia (Tasmanian branch)
Franklin House
413 Hobart R

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Website: http://www.heritagehighway.com.au/