Tasmania’s midlands are a combination of rich agricultural country side, historic towns and villages and old English charm. Convict built houses, bridges and buildings dot the countryside and the villages are full of history and accommodation in quaint B&B's country pubs. The local town’s folk are friendly and helpful and there are many bed and breakfast and local hotel type establishments that are great to stay at and enjoy the local ambience.
Some of the historic towns that are well worth a visit are Oatlands and Bothwell. The old jail here is a beautiful Georgian style building that dates back to 1829. Ross and Campbelltown are nearby and here you can cross Australia’s third oldest bridge. Trout fishing is a very popular pastime in the midlands with a number of lakes that have been created as part of the Tasmanian hydro electric scheme. There are also a number of very popular rivers that also produce some of the finest trout in the country. Parts of the Hydro scheme are tourist attractions in their own right. Lake St Clair and Cradle Mountain National Park are on the world heritage register and are one of the icons of the Tasmanian tourist attractions.The major cities of Hobart and Launceston are only a short and beautiful drive away from the midlands region.
There are many great places to stay in the midlands. The region is full of quaint accommodation houses. At Cradle mountain is the beautiful Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. This is a wonderful place to stay for a few days and enjoy the tranquility of a true wilderness area. The midlands is a fabulous destination for those who are looking for a laid back, quiet destination, with great food and atmosphere as well as the opportunity for some unbelievable sightseeing and fishing.
If you would like some help planning your Tassy holiday then drop us an email or call one of our consultants on 1800 815 378 from within Australia or on +61 7 4128 6607 from overseas. We will be delighted to hear from you.