The art and craft shops in High and Russell Streets are part of an ambience, which is reflected in the century old churches and buildings and antique, art and craft shops.
There is no charge to spend time watching artists design and shape stained glass and jewellery in High St. Tasmanian Stained Glass Galaxy Glass is open each day.
At Nile, near Evandale, stands Clarendon Homestead an elegant mansion and one of the great Georgian houses of Australia.
It was built on the banks of the South Esk River in 1838 for James Cox, a wealthy woolgrower and merchant and the son of William Cox who pioneered the first road over the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.
Clarendon Homestead has big formal gardens and beautiful parklands.The National Trust has restored the house, replaced the portico and parapet, and furnished it in period. There is a National Trust gift shop in the house.
Ross Bakery. Tourism Tas Basquali Skamaachi
Villages like Oatlands and Ross are originals looking back more than 160 years. Or spend time in Poatina.
The Resort Village is close to Launceston and lies against the striking ramparts of the Great Western Tiers in the Great Lakes Region of Tasmania.
Waterways are a major feature in the Heritage Highway experience. The lakes, rivers and creeks of the Heritage Highway area are known for the abundance wild Brown Trout.
Poatina is considered to be among the States best all-round trout fishing. An Inland Fishing license is needed and of course courtesy applies when private property is involved.
Travellers should pause here and there to wet a line, and turn off to discover the many natural and heritage attractions.
Midlands must see do (As suggested by Tourism Tasmania www.discovertasmania.com.au ).
See the talented Tasmanian Glass Blowers at Breadalbane, 12km south of Launceston.
Discover beautiful Evandale, just south of Launceston Airport antique and craft shops, traditional and contemporary stained glass, and home of the annual Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships.
Call in to Greg and Gills Place in Evandale an extraordinary collection of vintage cars, cameras, model cars, planes and trains.
Tour Clarendon Homestead, a stately National Trust mansion and estate near Evandale.
Visit Sunday markets Evandale is Tasmanias biggest. Its a short drive for more browsing at the Perth market.
Turn off at Perth, 18 km south of Launceston, to visit Longford, agricultural and historic heart of the Northern Midlands, set in rich grazing pastures under the majestic Great Western Tiers.
Woolmers Estate, near Longford, now features the National Rose Garden (3000 roses) a showpiece of Tasmanian horticultural excellence.
Visit the colonial farming village of Brickendon, near Woolmers hands on farming activities, baby animals and beautiful historic gardens.
Stop at Campbell Town, 37 km south of Perth see fine examples of Georgian architecture, particularly The Grange.
Browse through the Heritage Highway Museum in Campbell Town.
Discover the Bieniek Fine Arts Gallery, Faulkners Antiques and Collectables, The Croft Antiques and Heavenly Antiques, convict-built Red Bridge and Plume Antiques in Campbell Town.
Visit the historic township of Ross in the heart of the worlds best superfine wool growing area.
Photograph the astonishing convict carvings on the Ross Bridge (1836), wander the leafy streets, and visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre.
Spend time in the heritage town of Oatlands, 35 km south of Ross take a walking tour of the town to see its 19th century stone mill, convict-built gaol and the oldest Supreme Courthouse in Australia.
Near Evandale is Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Co. enjoy the finest sauces and preserves and wander around Tasmanias largest topiary nursery and the renowned Ericvale open garden.
Perth is the home of the Tasmanian Honey Company tastings are available.
Editor's Note: Also see -
Longford and Great Western Tiers. Tourism Tas Ray Joyce
Ross bridge includes convict carvings. Tourism Tas Garry Moore
St Peters Church. Tourism Tas Ray Joyce
Woolmers Estate. Tourism Tas Ray Joyce
Woolmers Residence Tourism Tas Ray Joyce