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Heritage Highway Tourism Region - Tasmania's Midlands

200 years on, there is still plenty of ways to get "held up" on the Heritage Highway!

Tasmania's iconic history has always captivated the imagination of many, sending visitors back to the colonial era. At the heart of the island, the Heritage Highway region is Tasmania's best kept colonial secret, where a string of historic villages represents a lasting legacy of cunning convicts, toiling graziers, and determined pioneers.

Explore this unique and fascinating region. 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; discover the rich stories that reveal tragedy, drama, and for many, triumph over adversity.

You'll love travelling the countryside between the villages, taking in the rolling hills, vast paddocks and stunning views of distant mountains.

No journey through the once treacherous bushranger country should be rushed. Remember: 200 years on, there is still plenty of intriguing ways to get "held up" on the Heritage Highway!


Much more than a drive between the north and south, the Heritage Highway region is packed with experiences. Marvel at a landscape and built heritage that is very much as it was 200 years ago. Discover delightful treasures in the many specialty shops and country markets, nurture your adventurous spirit with trout fishing, rock climbing, cycling, mountain biking, walking, hiking, skiing (seasonal), check out caves, bird life, flora and fauna at many of our wilderness and nature experiences. Discover beautiful historic bridges, World Heritage Convict Estates. Indulge your taste buds with all kinds of dining experiences. Rest and recharge at the many B&Bs, country cottages and historic inns along the way.