Petrol and Oil Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Caravan Park Liquor Supplies Public Toilets BBQ Picnic Area Staffed Tasmanian Visitor Information Centre

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DISTANCES: Hobart via Midland Highway & Highland Lakes Road 74Km; Launceston 166Km


This beautiful village dates back to 1824 when its fine wide streets were laid out by its Scottish forefathers. They brought with them their own native sport, golf, and so established Australia’s oldest golf course. The course is still in use and open to anyone holding membership in any other golf club.

Another legacy of Bothwell’s founders is the excellent trout fishing available in lakes within the municipality - widely considered to be among the world’s best.

Bothwell contains some 53 buildings either classified or recognised by the National Trust. Many were built by convict labour and feature explanatory plaques further enhancing the walking tours of the village. There are many historic buildings to see, some dating back to the 1820’s.

Bothwell is the home of the International Highland Spin-In, featuring the World’s Longest Thread competition and Australia’s Aberdeen Angus, annually holding the largest cattle sale in the Southern Hemisphere.


Fishing: Great Lake, Lake Sorell, Lake Arthur.

Bootmaker’s Shop - in original condition with trade tools and original stock (circa 1897).

The Australasian Golf Museum - dedicated to the game of golf and its players, open daily.


Golf, public swimming pool (seasonal), fishing, picnic area, electric barbecue, gliding club.