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Top Choice Cafe in Hamilton

Jackson’s Emporium

Enterprising Jackson’s (an emporium since the 1850s) offers up locally sourced cafe fare (quiches, burgers, chilli con carne, soups), plus desserts, wine and beer, in its rustic shopfront. Lots of vegetarian options…
Top Choice Bakery in Ross

Ross Village Bakery

Overdose on savoury carbs, pies and astonishingly tall vanilla slices, plus virtuous soups and salads of all kinds. The owners get up before dawn every day to set the 1860 wood oven blazing. Wood-fired pizzas on Sat…
Top Choice Cafe in Campbell Town


A top refuelling spot is the hyperactive Zeps, serving brekky, panini, pasta, fat pies and good coffee throughout the day, plus impressive pizzas and more substantial mains in the evening. This ain't no blow-through…
Top Choice Books in Campbell Town

Book Cellar

In the vaulted 1833 convict-built cellar of what was once a coaching inn, then a B&B, is the unexpected Book Cellar, specialising in Tasmanian tomes. Grab a coffee and have a browse.
Bridge in Ross

Ross Bridge

The oft-photographed 1836 Ross Bridge is the third-oldest bridge in Australia. Designed by colonial architect John Lee Archer, it was built by two convict stonemasons, Messrs Colbeck and Herbert, who were granted pa…
Historic Building in Oatlands

Callington Mill

Spinning above the Oatlands rooftops, the Callington Mill was built in 1837 and ground flour until 1891. After decades of neglect, with the innards collecting pigeon poo and the stonework crumbling, it's been fully …
Village in Tarraleah


Located off the Lyell Hwy midway between Hobart and Queenstown, Tarraleah (pronounced 'Tarra-lee-uh'; population 10) is a surreal place. It was built in the 1920s and ‘30s as a residential village for hydroelectric …
Museum in Bothwell

Australasian Golf Museum

In the same building as the visitor centre, this museum celebrates golfing achievements Down Under. Exhibits have a particular bias towards Ratho Farm, Australia's oldest golf course, which is just up the road. Ther…
Distillery in Bothwell

Nant Distillery

A key component of Bothwell’s mini-Scotland ambience is this distillery, where superb single malt whisky is crafted in an 1820s flour mill. Tours (11am, 1.30pm & 3pm) and tastings were running when we visited, b…
Cafe in Oatlands

Feisty Hen Pantry Cafe

How sweet! This diminutive stone cottage out the back of Oatlands Lodge B&B houses a European-style deli-cafe, serving all-day breakfasts, afternoon Devonshire teas, toasted sandwiches, slabs of quiche and slice…