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Historic St Andrews Church
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Georgian era shop
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Georgian era manor house
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Victorian era cottage
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Historic golf museum
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Monument in Queens Park
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Historic hall
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Old post office
Bothwell
Midlands Region
Historic church at Ouse
Bothwell
Midlands Region

BOTHWELL, Hamilton, Ouse & Lake Repulse

BOTHWELL is a lovely, historic town on the southern approach to the central highlands. It has many National Trust listed buildings and claims the oldest golf course in Australia. It is also proud of its Scottish heritage and shows this in many subtle ways. Bothwell has some shops, restaurants and a petrol pump and some accommodation. This makes it a great place to stop on any trip through the central highlands.

Bothwell is 30 minutes from OATLANDS and KEMPTON, 40 minutes from PONTVILLE and 60 minutes from the GREAT LAKE, NEW NORFOLK, RICHMOND and HOBART.

Nearby places are described in the MIDLANDS REGION, OATLANDS and KEMPTON pages.


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FACILITIES: There are shops, hotels, cafes and a petrol pump at Bothwell. There is a shop, a hotel, a cafe and a petrol pump both at Hamilton. There is a shop, hotel and a petrol pump at Ouse. There is accommodation at BOTHWELL and HAMILTON.

TOURIST information is (03) 6259 4033 or the Internet contact is www.ausgolfmuseum.com or www.explorebothwell.com

SIGHTS: BOTHWELL is a historic town with a number of old buildings. The most famous is the old GOLF COURSE MUSEUM, which is the oldest in Australia.

HAMILTON has a large number of historic buildings. There are also some historic buildings to see in OUSE.

ROUTE: Bothwell can be reached down the A5 Highland Lakes Highway from DELORAINE. The preferred route is to turn west from the A1 Midland Highway at the locality of Melton Mowbray, which is south of OATLANDS.

Hamilton and Ouse are located on the A10 Lyell Highway. They are both south west of Bothwell.

Click to see the LARGER PHOTO GALLERY.

  • BOTHWELL
  • HAMILTON
  • OUSE
  • LAKE REPULSE

 

Bothwell Tasmania

1/ Bothwell is located in central southern Tasmania. Bothwell goes back to 1807 making it one of the oldest towns in Tasmania. It prides itself on having the oldest golf course in Australia. This old building is now the Golf Museum and information centre. It was once a rectory.

Bothwell Tasmania

2/ St Andrews Catholic Church, Bothwell is a very fine example of Victorian stone craft. It must have competed with St Michaels, which you see below.

Bothwell Tasmania

3/ St Michaels, Bothwell built in 1891, is a another fine example of the Gothic Revival style popular in Britain at this time.

Bothwell Tasmania

4/ This interesting monument graces Queens Park in Bothwell.

Bothwell Tasmania

5/ Bothwell has some impressive Georgian streetscapes. The Castle hotel dates from 1829

Bothwell Tasmania

6/ This is the old Bothwell post office. It dates from 1891.

Bothwell Tasmania

7/ This is an interesting example of a shop and middle class home in Bothwell. The small glass panes testify to its great age. Behind it is a stable for horses.

Bothwell Tasmania

8/ This shows an impressive Georgian manor house. It testifies to the wealth of some residents of old Bothwell.

Bothwell Tasmania

9/ The Bothwell Town Hall is one of the newer buildings. It dates from only 1901 and is built in the Victorian style.

Bothwell Tasmania

10/ Bothwell Grange is a hotel. It dates from 1836 and now offers heritage style accommodation.

Bothwell Tasmania

11/ This is a classic Georgian shop and house. Note the ancient small window panes.

Bothwell Tasmania

12/ Bothwell has a huge variety of ancient cottages. This one has two chimneys on the same side of the house.

Bothwell Tasmania

13/ The Priory, built in 1848, is an impressive Victorian home. It shows real wealth and has a large garden overlooking Bothwell. It is now available for heritage accommodation. www.thepriorycountrylodge.com.au

Bothwell Tasmania

14/ This shows a quaint, restored, workers cottage.

Bothwell Tasmania

15/ This Georgian house glassed in the verandah at a very early date. Note the four chimneys. In the 19th Century chimneys were a good indicator of wealth.

Bothwell Tasmania

16/ This Georgian cottage has attic bedrooms.

Bothwell Tasmania

17/ This is Batt's Cottage. It is a classic Georgian house and now offers heritage accommodation in Bothwell.

Bothwell Tasmania

18/ What is special about Bothwell is that it has retained some Georgian streetscapes.

Bothwell Tasmania

19/ This is another example of a middle class Georgian home. I was quite impressed by the variety of housing styles that I saw in Bothwell.

 

Hamilton Tasmania

1/ Hamilton is a small town A10 Lyell Highway, which is South West of Bothwell. It has a number of impressive historic buildings to see.

Hamilton Tasmania

2/ This hotel in Hamilton is one of the oldest in Tasmania

Hamilton Tasmania

3/ This arch is the last remnant of the old Hamilton jail.

Hamilton Tasmania

4/ The historic assets of Hamilton are spread out along the main street. These give the town a historic feeling.

Hamilton Tasmania

5/ This photo shows a large Georgian house in Hamilton.

Hamilton Tasmania

6/ This photo shows a quaint Georgian style cottage. There are many cottages in Hamilton.

Hamilton Tasmania

7/ This large building looks like the hall of Hamilton.

Hamilton Tasmania

8/ This old coach house is now a guest house of Hamilton.

Hamilton Tasmania

9/ This photo shows another quaint Georgian cottage in Hamilton.

Hamilton Tasmania

10/ This old Hamilton shop has now become a cafe.

Hamilton Tasmania

11/ This old barn shows you the degree of restoration that has been effected on the other assets of Hamilton.

Hamilton Tasmania

12/ The land around Hamilton is sheep grazing country. The green area is near the Dew Rivulet. It can be quite dry in the Ouse Valley in the summer.

 

Ouse Tasmania

1/ Ouse is a town in central southern Tasmania. It is located on the A10 Lyell Highway North West of Hamilton and South West of Bothwell. Ouse is a town with some historic assets.

Ouse Tasmania

2/ This quaint old church and cemetery are located on the western edge of Ouse.

Ouse Tasmania

3/ This is the Bridge Hotel. It is located close to the Ouse River, which is just to the right.

Ouse Tasmania

4/ This old cottage displays the Ouse notice board.

Ouse Tasmania

5/ This is the Ouse war memorial. It is located in the park near the Ouse River.

Ouse Tasmania

6/ This photo looks towards the western side of Ouse.

 

Repulse Dam Tasmania

1/ Lake Repulse is just south west of Ouse in central northern Tasmania. This photo shows the dam on Lake Repulse. I visited it just after the bush fire of 2013. The fire advanced right up to the Dam.

Repulse Dam Tasmania

2/ This photo shows the power station at the Lake Repulse Dam.

Repulse Dam Tasmania

3/ This photo looks into the Lake Repulse.

Repulse Dam Tasmania

4/ This is Lake Repulse looking to the south west.

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