Northern Midlands Council

The pretty riverside village of Ross was built by convict labour in the early 1800s and has been so well preserved that visitors can still enjoy a genuine piece of history today. Ross is arguably the finest nineteenth century village in Australia. Cobble-style paths and grand old elm trees line the main street, while the Ross Bridge,
Australia’s third oldest bridge still standing, is possibly the most beautiful of its kind left in the world.
Campbell Town is full of colonial history and a self-guided walk that follows the Convict Brick Trail along High Street reveals the individual stories of Tasmania’s convicts. You can learn more about the town’s history at the Campbell Town Museum.
Two rivers meet at Longford – the Macquarie and the South Esk, so you can enjoy fun water activities. Bring your kayaks or cast a line to catch a wild trout.
While in Longford, try out your tricks at our skate park, and practice your sprints or ride for fun on our international standard velodrome.
You’ll love Tasmania’s first electronic playground, catering for big and little kids, and combining the joy of outside play with technology.
Not only will you love climbing and swinging all over it, there are also 13 electronic games to test your agility, memory, and balance.
You’ll be laughing your head off and squealing in
delight! The nearby town of Longford with it’s grand
old World Heritage listed estates of Woolmers and Brickendon, offer visitors the chance to enjoy the architecture and community spirit of 19th century English villages made relevant for today. Many are now luxury retreats that offer a uniquely Tasmanian experience,combining old world elegance with a relaxed, new world style. It is the jewel in the Northern Midlands’ crown.

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