On February 11, 1807, to the astonishment of the inhabitants, a group of men arrived in Hobart Town after an epic eight-day journey from the north of the colony. With only the stars and a compass to guide them, Lieutenant Laycock and his party had taken the first steps along a road now known as the Heritage Highway.
Today travellers can enjoy the regions colourful, colonial history, experience tree-lined villages with beautifully preserved sandstone buildings, convict-built bridges and churches, and landscapes that have inspired some of Australia’s most famous artists. You can stay in coaching inns that were once a welcome sign for both weary horses and travellers.
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