Things to do in Tasmania

There is plenty to things to do while staying or passing through Ross.

The pretty heritage village of Ross lies midway between the major centres of Hobart and Launceston on the Midland Highway and abounds with convict history dating back to the 1800s.  This makes the Ross Motel the perfect stop-over for people travelling between to or from the North to the South of Tasmania and is the perfect base to explore the Tasmanian Midlands and beyond.

Hobart is a short hour and twenty minutes drive from Ross, with many attractions such as Hobart’s iconic waterfront and the Award winning MONA (Museum of Old & New Art) at Berriedale. This outstanding Art museum is now the most visited tourist attraction in all of Tasmania. Often a good standard of accommodation is difficult to find in Hobart and its surrounds and the Ross Motel offers a wonderful alternative for those people wanting to explore the Heritage Highway to MONA, Richmond and the Coal River Valley wineries.

Fishing at your doorstep

It is little known, but the Maquarie River is home to plenty of great Tasmanian trout! The Motel is situated right on the water and if your luck is in, you might catch a big one. Ross is also only half an hours drive from four supurb trout fishing lakes (Tooms, Leake, Crescent and Sorell) and only an hour from the central highlands, The Great Lake and Arthurs Lake, two of the most productive trout fishing spots in Tasmania. It is also conveniently situated for a drive to the scenic East Coast – an hour and a half to Swansea or two hours to St Helen’s. The salt water fishing here is second to none, with many species being easily caught from the shore and charter boats running all year. Maybe you can catch a world record Blue Fin Tuna?

For the motorcycle enthusiasts, the ride to the east coast is sensational! Long sweeping bends and huge open straights along Lake Leake Hwy and scenic coastal bends. Be sure to come back via Elephant Pass – Just make sure you have plenty of tread on the sides of your tyres… you’ll need it! While your in the east, check out the Motor Bike Muesum at Bicheno.