Activities & attractions: things to do in Tasmania’s midlands & the north
You want to go fly fishing for wild trout. But not everyone in your group wants to go fishing! Horror! We don’t get it either! But don’t worry… there’s plenty of things to keep your companions busy while you enjoy a day on the water. World Heritage Convict Sites to visit, shopping and markets, walks, ghost tours and more.
So what can non-anglers do while their companions are off fishing for trout?
There are all kinds of things to do in the Heritage Highway region, the northern midlands and northern Tasmania, something for every taste, including heritage, history, architecture, artists, convicts, bush rangers, wilderness, shopping, food and wine, markets, cruises and events.
Here are some of our favourite things to do
Fly in a hot air balloon!
A hot air balloon flight is a wonderful way to see our countryside, and is an amazing experience.
Visit Liberty Balloon Flights for to find out when they’re taking off!
If you love history, stories of the past, then we a visit to the World Heritage Listed Convict Sites of Woolmers and Brickendon are a must. Located in Longford, both sites tell amazing stories of the early days of the colony. Each site is a different experience so we recommend a wander around both. Brickendon Historic Village often has baby animals that visitors can interact with. Woolmers Estate is also home to the National Rose Garden, 5 acres of formal gardens featuring over 5,000 blooms!
Ross, a village in the midlands
Wander around the village of Ross, enjoy shopping, two delicious bakeries, each famous for something different, visit the history and wool museum, and explore the many different ways that Ross tells a story. There is a female convict prison, historic cemeteries, Dial a Local for a great story from a vintage phone box, and check out the most beautiful sandstone bridge you’ll ever see.
For more information about things to do please check out the following websites:
There’s always something happening in the midlands. Check out the Heritage Highway Event Calendar to see what’s on.