Hamilton’s history gets an overview in the little Hamilton Heritage Centre, set up in an 1835 cottage that was once part of a larger jail. Ridiculously limited opening hours might stop you from getting in the door (call to see if the situation has improved).
Hamilton Heritage Centre
Midlands & Central Highlands
Nearby Midlands & Central Highlands attractions
1. Russell Falls
The park's star water feature is the magnificently tiered, 45m-high Russell Falls, an easy 20-minute return amble from behind the Mt Field National Park…
2. Two Metre Tall
Get a rural fix and a beer at this farm-based craft brewery, featuring hand-pumped ales and ciders brewed in the old shearing shed beside the bar. Wood…
3. Bootmaker’s Shop
National Trust–acknowledged historic building. Not open to the public.
4. Salmon Ponds
In 1864 rainbow and brown trout were bred for the first time in the southern hemisphere at this hatchery, 9km west of New Norfolk. You can feed the fish…
5. St Michael’s Church
This impressive National Trust–recognised church was consecrated in 1891.
6. 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,…
7. Thorpe Farm
Historic Thorpe Farm (1819) produces sensational goat's-milk cheese under the Tasmanian Highland Cheeses label. The farm also makes wasabi, horseradish…
8. Nant Distillery
A key component of Bothwell’s Scotland-in-the-south ambience is this distillery, where superb single malt whisky is crafted in an 1820s flour mill. There…