Somercotes is an excellent base located centrally and close to both Launceston and Hobart as well as the famous East Coast of Tasmania all within an hour and half’s drive, making day tripping very easy!
Visit the cherry orchard and the local bushland and you may see some native birds such as hawks, magpies, noisy minors, green rosellas and wattle birds, just to name a few.
If you stroll further up Horton Hill, you will experience magnificent views of the valley known as the Argyle Plains — a must for the keen photographer and walker.
Whilst staying at Somercotes in Tasmania’s wild trout fishery region enjoy time or learn to fish with Roger Butler of Red Tag Trout Tours. Somercotes is situated on the banks of the Macquarie River for a river based experience all to yourself or ideally situated centrally to Tasmania’s famous lake region.
Acclaimed as Tasmania’s finest heritage village, the tree-lined streetscape of Ross reflects its days as a garrison town, dating back to 1812. It’s most significant feature is the extraordinary Ross Bridge, a unique colonial legacy.
The Tasmanian Wool Centre is well worth a visit; see the Heritage Museum and Wool Exhibition; select a special Tasmanian memento from the gift shop. The Wool Centre is also the best place to pick up brochures and more information about Ross.
The Ross Female Factory is a protected historic site and although little architecture remains above the ground, the Ross Female Factory is the most archaeologically intact female convict site in Australia.
Campbell Town has become a bustling service centre for the surrounding rural area, best known for its world-class, superfine wool. However, its earlier origins are still very evident. The town has some exceptional buildings with some very interesting and historic connections and great food and gift shops.
Oatlands has the largest number of colonial buildings in a village setting in Australia and experience the ‘working mill’ soundscape of the Callington Mill as you climb to the top to enjoy the view.
Visit http://www.heritagehighway.com.au/ for more Information on the area.