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Heartlands

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Heritage and heart

Rich in history, stories and beauty, this is a journey of the past and the future.

A journey in central Tasmania will nudge your sense of time. Your path winds through lands traditionally owned by Tasmanian Aboriginal nations, settled by Europeans in the early 1800s, and farmed and loved by generations of Tasmanians since. Detour on convict-built roads and follow country lanes hemmed by hedgerows. Find old-fashioned country hospitality along streets lined with Georgian-era facades. Then venture into the Central Highlands, a wild landscape of lakes, mountains and moors with a rich hydro-industrial legacy.

3 days in the Central Highlands

Travel across the central highlands and discover quirky history, the origins of Tasmania's hydroelectricity scheme and Australia's oldest golf course.

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3 days in the Southern Midlands

You'll find English-style villages and convict-built bridges in the southern midlands of Tasmania, but whisky is now the flavour of life.

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3 days around Deloraine

Connect with nature, float down a river, head underground and absorb the artistic energy of Deloraine, Tasmania.

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4 days in the Northern Midlands

Explore the northern midlands historical towns, colonial heritage and natural beauty.

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Plan your own journey

Every road, lane and track in Tasmania leads to discovery and surprise. Start plotting your own journey and see where the detours take you.

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Things to do

Great road trips are made by the places and people you find along the way.
Take a break at these essential pit stops.