Things to do around Ross & Midlands Tasmania

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The fascinating village of heritage rich Ross lies in the heart of Tasmania – the beautiful Tasmanian Midlands between Hobart and Launceston. It is perfectly sized for walking with plenty of things to do, and a great base to visit neighbouring villages for antique hunting, galleries, crafts, distillery tasting (the Midlands is famous for its whiskey and gin) and much more. Ross is easy access also to the beautiful East Coast, the Western Tiers and other must see destinations in Tasmania.

Wander down its pretty streets of warm sandstone and enjoy antique and homeware stores, gift shops, a lolly shop (the home-made licorice and turkish delight are so good!), its famous bakery, hotel and Wool Centre selling beautiful Tassie woollens. See the Female Factory – once a probation station for female convicts and their babies, and the famous Ross Bridge with exquisite carvings which returned official pardons to their makers.

Tuck into delicious cherries and taste the best scallop pies and vanilla slices in Tasmania. Here, you’ll listen to local history from red phone boxes, watch performances, celebrations and love every bite at the Echo Festival Native Bounty Feast in March.

White Croft Cottage is a cosy country B and B cottage for two or solo traveller within walking distance into Ross. Its outstanding host makes your stay extra special with complimentary additions – a welcome platter of delicious cheese and other goodies which can include chocolates, fruit, fresh fragrant flowers, perhaps cherries when in season. Plus, a delicious farm fresh breakfast supplies.

Arrive at night and the lights and music will be turned on to quietly sing, “Welcome to the Midlands!”

Wellness & Pampering

  • Heartlands Hair & Beauty – 77 High St, Oatlands
  • Evandale Hair & Beauty – 4 Nile Rd, Evandale
  • Little Birdy For Hair – 57A Main Road, Perth,
  • Kendra & Krew – 7 Marlborough St, Longford
  • Dreams Massage – 9 Waterloo St, Ross

Explore & Discover

  • Explore the many historical sites of Ross – Town Hall, Jail, Female Factory, Barracks, Library, Old Stables, War Memorial, Primary School and Cottages
  • Wander through some markets – Ross Village Market – 32 Church St, Ross,
  • Support the growers and makers at Bream Creek (showcases growers, cooks, brewers, producers and makers)
  • Pick up some prize winning produce at The Produce Market
  • Bargain at Northern Tassie’s best market, Evandale (vintage wear, furniture, retro, cool things)
  • Visit 42 Degrees South
  • Have a cuppa in the tea rooms
  • Enjoy lively music and a great atmosphere at the Ross Hotel
  • Admire the intricate carvings of Ross Bridge
  • See Tassie’s emerging artists
  • Picnic or fish for trout on Lake Leake
  • Visit the tiny hamlet of Kirklands (10mks from Ross)
  • Take the Sculpture Walk
  • Listen to a soundscape as you explore the site of Hearth
  • See the 15 Pounder Field gun

Good Eats

  • Ross Village Bakery (Daily baked goods in the c 1860 original wood-fired oven. Specializes in handcrafted sourdough breads, tempting  sweet and savoury pastries including Tasmanian scallop pies and the “world’s greatest” vanilla slice, fresh juices and great coffee)
  • Bakery 31 (pies including Tasmanian scallop pies, pasties, cakes, bread)
  • The Little Lolly Shop (delicious sweets, home-made licorice and turkish delight) – 29 Church St
  • The Ross Hotel
  • Village Ice Creams (local berries and other fruit flavours available. Also has a DVD and book swap) – 10 Bridge St

Foodies

  • Ross Village Bakery
  • Bakery 31
  • Dinki (a small brew bar offering a special selection of locally roasted, brewed coffee and the finest certified organic Poet Tea)
  • Somercotes Cherry Orchard & Cafe (delicious local fare including all things cherry in our cafe. Open Dec/Jan/Feb while cherries are in season

Retail Escapes

  • The Wool Centre and Museum (fine quality woollen garments & accessories, hand-knits, yarns, and local artisans crafts)
  • Thistle Gallery (focusing on glass, ceramics, photography, sculpture and paintings)
  • Bakery 31 (last minute takeaway item, some souvenir items and postcards)
  • Classwood (family owned and stocks superbly handcrafted boxes, wood turned platters and bowls, artistic pieces, handcrafted kitchenware) – 52 Church St
  • Martha’s Vintage Furniture & Home decor (vintage decor and furnishings, collectable fashions, unique and unusual gifts with an open fire in winter) – 28 Church St
  • Ross Newsagency ( great range of items from the Takeaway & small grocery items, papers, magazines, Redline Bus ticket sales and Depot. BP Petrol) – 38 Church St
  • 1821 Crafts, Gifts & Plants (handcrafted products by local artisans) – 12 Church St
  • The Wrinkly Tin (custom made furniture & collectibles (family operated) – 32 Church St
  • Church St Collectibles & Old Wares – 34 Church St
  • The Glue Pot – 8-10 Church St
  • The Jardin Room & Provincial Interiors – 87 High St Oatlands
  • Orford Arts – 4 Charles St Orford
  • Unique Bieniek Fine Arts & Gallery – 120 High St Campbell Town
  • The Book Cellar – Cnr The Esplanade High St Campbell Town
  • Mums Working From Home – 2 New St Campbell Town
  • Wildes Antiques – 100 High St Campbell Town
  • Coco Blue – 83a High St Campbell Town
  • Evandale Tinker – 10b Russell St Evandale
  • Triabunna Treasures – 9 Vicary St Triabunna
  • Handmark Gallery – 2 Russell St Evandale
  • Peter Buchanan Production Woodturning – 46 Bass Hwy Hagley
  • Longford Antiques – 60 Wellington St Longford
  • Oatlands Handmade – 112 High St Oatlands (craft supplies & craft shop)
  • 3 Windows Gallery – 84 High St Oatlands
  • Hardcore Country – 57a Main Rd Shop 1 Perth
  • Miss Vintage – 57a Main Rd Shop 1 Perth
  • Ross Village Market – 32 Church St, Ross,
  • Bream Creek Markets (showcases growers, cooks, brewers, producers and makers)
  • Pick up some prize winning produce at The Produce Market
  • Bargain at Northern Tassie’s best market, Falls Park Evandale (vintage wear, furniture, retro, cool things)

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