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Bothwell is the gateway to Tasmania's central highlands and a fine example of Tasmania's colonial heritage with more than 50 classified buildings.
Settled by Scottish pioneer farmers in the early 1820s, the town retains an old-world charm with wide open streets and lovely 19th century buildings clustered around the trees and grass of Queens Park.
Bothwell is also home to Ratho, one of Australia's oldest golf courses, laid in the mid-1830s. Today you can play Ratho's nine holes with its square putting greens, and visit the Australasian Golf Museum.
Bothwell is a good base for fishing or exploring Tasmania's highlands.
Bothwell is a 1-hr drive (73 km) north-west of Hobart.


Bothwell: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Australasian Golf Museum

The Australasian Golf Museum is located in the heart of the historic Central Highland Township of Bothwell.
It houses the most comprehensive collection of golfing memorabilia in the Southern Hemisphere including icons of Australian men and women champions and antique hickory woods.
The Australasian Golf Museum was created to preserve the traditions of the game of golf in Australia and tells the story of how golf evolved from a crude game played by a handful of villages on Scotland's east coast, to now being a truly international game, and Australia's most popular participation sport.
Many of Tasmania's champion golfers are featured, from Australia's first born champions, the Pearce Brothers, to Lucy Arthur, Len Nettlefold, Elvie Whitesides, the Toogoods and the Goggins.
The Australasian Golf Museum was instigated by legendary Tasmanian golfer Peter Toogood.
Hailing from a long line of golfing professionals, Peter's own career included winning the Australian Amateur, a Silver Medal as leading Amateur in the British Open, member of Australia's first Eisenhower Cup champion team, countless state and international Amateur titles and the World Record for the youngest golfer to have a hole in one.

Market Place
Bothwell, TAS, 7030

Located 0.3K from Bothwell

Ratho Farm Golf

Ratho Farm is Australia's oldest golf course. Set in scenic countryside on the outskirts of Bothwell in the Central Highlands and heart of Tasmania. Ratho Farm Golf provides 18 holes of challenging inland links style golf.
The Ratho Farm Golf Links were first laid out and enjoyed by the pioneering Reid family who emigrated from Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1822 and set up Ratho on the outskirts of Bothwell.
Now restored thoughtfully and tastefully, Ratho Farm has become something of a national pilgrimage for Australian golfers to play and learn about the origins of their favourite pastime.
This sees the role of the Ratho Links turn full circle. From its original application when golf first brought together the new settlers of Bothwell to enjoy their shared Scottish heritage, to once again being an important contributor to the local community as a major drawcard for the region.
Ratho now not only offers a full 18 hole layout, but also 20 new ensuite rooms in our former convict accommodation buildings. The Homestead provides a warm a welcoming setting and backdrop, with Atrium, dining and bar facilities as well as golf pro shop and gift shop.

2122 Higland Lakes Road,
Bothwell, TAS, 7030

Located 0.9K from Bothwell

Highlands Power Trail

Tour the Highlands Power Trail for a unique experience in the rugged Central Highlands of Tasmania.
This self-guided driving trail provides an insight into the history of hydro power within Tasmania.
Stop at points of interest on the journey to see key sites and learn about the extraordinary challenges faced by the workers.
Take the circular trail north from Bothwell, heading towards Waddamana Village. Continue along to Penstock Lagoon and Waddamana Canal before re-joining the Highland Lakes Road for the return journey to Bothwell.
To make the most of your journey along the Highlands Power Trail, ensure you allow plenty of time to tour through Waddamana Power Station Heritage Site.

Highland Lakes Road
Bothwell, TAS, 7030

Located 14.4K from Bothwell

Glen Clyde House

Glen Clyde House is a gallery, and caf? at Hamilton, in Tasmania's Derwent Valley. Hamilton is an easy one-hour drive north-west of Hobart.
Glen Clyde House is a restored, convict-built 1840s coach inn. The craft gallery stocks a wide range of Tasmanian-made itemsby over 30 local artisans including glass and wood work by the owner. Craft work includes pottery, glass, leatherwork, textiles, toiletries, and woodcraft made from Tasmanian specialty timbers. Fine art prints and original artworks are also available. Adjacent to the gallery you can enjoy freshly prepared meals in the caf? by the open fire, or dine alfresco on the broad verandah overlooking the garden.
The extensive garden covering half an acre is currently under re-construction and will be re-opened in the near future to include an English inspired cottage section and an area devoted to native plants.
Hamilton, a classified historic town, has retained much of its original colonial architecture. Stroll around the town and view some of its significant historic buildings including St Peters Church (1838), the Old Schoolhouse (1856) and Prospect Villa (1834) with its magnificent formal gardens.

Lyell Highway
Hamilton, TAS, 7140

Located 23.6K from Bothwell

Jackson's Emporium

Jackson's Emporium, at Hamilton, specialises in Derwent Valley products, cafe with local food, visitor information and accommodation.
Hamilton is a classified historic town, a one-hour drive north-west of Hobart (70 km).
Originally constructed in 1856 as the Hamilton Centre of Commerce, Jackson's Emporium now showcases a choice of Derwent Valley produce. The Cafe at Jackson's offers delicious home cooked meals, cakes, slices, biscuits, jams, relish and other local products, all prepared in our commercial kitchen. Our menu includes a large range of gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Jackson's Emporium also incorporates Hamilton Heritage Holiday Homes. The booking office can arrange accommodation in a local heritage cottage right in the heart of this charming and historic pastoral town.

13 Franklin Place
Hamilton, TAS, 7140

Located 23.9K from Bothwell

Prospect House and Garden

Prospect House and Garden is at Hamilton along the Rivers Run touring route, about a one-hour drive north of Hobart.
Enjoy the one and a half acres of romantic colour-blended gardens, abundantly planted in classic designs and admire the elegant early-colonial architecture of the house with its mellow stone walls. Prospect House gardens demonstrate what can be created in a garden in a dry part of Australia.
There are panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, rolling hills and sometimes snow-capped mountains.
The live-in owners provide guided tours of the gardens for booked tour groups.
Open daily 9.00 to 16.00 October to March (other times by arrangement).
Admission: $5 per person.

485 Upper Mill Road
Hamilton, TAS, 7140

Located 25.0K from Bothwell

Bothwell: Events

Bothwell Spin-Out 2018

Weave your way to Bothwell for the Bothwell SpinOut. Bring your wheel, needles, loom and have a fun filled day.
Be entertained by the sheep dog trials commencing at 7am each day.
Novice, improved and open sections will be judged.
Entry is by a gold coin donation at the gate.
All proceeds to go to the Bothwell District High School.
The tiny village of Bothwell lies in the lush Clyde River valley in the central highlands of Tasmania. It is remarkable for its collection of colonial houses, ranging from grand residences to modest cottages and shops.

Event Dates
      3rd Mar
      4th Mar

Nant Ln
Bothwell, TAS, 7030

Located 3.0K from Bothwell

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