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Ross (Tasmania)

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Ross is a small historic town in the centre of the Australian state of Tasmania, 120 km north of Hobart and 80 km south of Launceston. Ross was first settled in 1821 as a garrison town for soldiers, as a coaching stop on the Midlands Highway and as a market town. It's especially popular with Japanese travellers, as the bakery was the template for a Japanese comic series ("Kiki's bakery").


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By car[edit]

Ross is 120 km north of Hobart, and 78 km south of Launceston.

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See[edit]

The town contains numerous historic Georgian buildings, made from local sandstone.

  • Church -- Made of sandstone and built by convicts.
Female Factory in Ross, Tasmania
  • Ross female factory -- Female convicts camp. Visit this to see how the prisoners in Tasmania endured their lives.
  • Sheep museum
Ross Bridge
  • Ross Bridge -- Built in 1836 by convict labor. This is one of the oldest bridges in Australia and is made from sandstone.

Do[edit]

A pleasant barbeque and resting place can be found at the bridge. It is an excellent spot for lunch on a sunny day. Also plan a day touring the many convict sites or do a spot of shopping in the great selection of antique and giftshops which Ross has to offer.

Buy[edit]

Muffins or other sweets from the bakery.

Great selection of Antiques Giftware Souvenirs and Old English Lollies

Eat[edit]

  • Bakery 31, 31 Church Street, +61 3 6381 5422. A great place to sample a Tasmanian specialty, the scallop pie.

Sleep[edit]

Next to the bakery there is a hotel. Kiki's room is available for rent. If you just want to take a picture, just ask politely at the reception.

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