Aug
17
2011

Wool clothing and historic feel found in Ross

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If you are looking for some new warm garments to get you through the remainder of winter, why not combine the search with a pleasant and relaxing country getaway?

The Tasmanian Wool Centre sells a variety of high-quality woollen products that it describes as versatile, comfortable and offering great value for money.

But a trip out to the centre can be so much more than just a day of shopping. It is located in the small town of Ross on the banks of the Macquarie River. Ross is a convict-built stone village lined with cobble-style pathways, a main street lined with grand old elm trees and Australia’s third-oldest bridge.

Convict stonemasons produced such detailed and quality carvings on the bridge that they were given a free pardon.

Ross is about a one hour drive from Launceston south down the Heritage Highway. The main highway bypasses this beautiful village, leaving the special nature of its historic atmosphere well and truly intact.

Winter temperatures can be cool, but you will be heading straight to a source of organic wool that is hand-spun, dyed locally and turned into a variety of clothing.

There is also a wool exhibition area and history museum telling the story of Ross’ past.

Ross'sconvict-built stone bridge

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