Bothwell on the A5 can be found 73 kilometres northwest of Hobart at the soutern end of Tasmania's Central Highlands. A lovely old town on the Clyde River, where Australia's first herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle grazed and the first golf course was laid - 160 years later you can play a round on the same course and then take a look at golfing history in the Australasian Golf Museum.
Walking round the town is to walk back in time - more than 50 colonial cottages, houses and official buildings (the town's first library opened in 1837) cluster around the trees and grass of Queens Park. Go fishing, swimming or hang-gliding. You can see the studio that created the Tasmanian tartan, examine superb local crafts and have a homemade afternoon tea in a cosy tearoom.
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