"Bothering with Bothwell" Bothwell by iandsmith

Bothwell Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 35 photos

A quiet treasure

My research onto VT before I visited Bothwell indicated that not even the local Tasmanian population go there which, in my humble opinion, is a pity.
It has that classic real estate problem - location, location, location; only this time it's in the negative.
Bothwell is situated north of Hobart on the A5, which may sound important but it's a road not often used due to the ascent (or descent depending on your way of going) at the edge of the Western Tiers, a rugged escarpment featuring impressive basalt cliffs.
Thus it is that Bothwell has become a backwater on a seemingly main road.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:No crowds, interesting history, cheap accommodation
  • Cons:Not really on the way to anywhere much
  • In a nutshell:Definitely worth a look if you're in the area
  • Last visit to Bothwell: Jan 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    I have been looking into learning more of this area because the TV featured some places of interest here last week. YOu enjoyed the sites all by yourself, and they all look very nice to visit. Good job

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    A fascinating page with a lot of history! I love the Red hot poker

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2008 at 4:49 AM

    what a fascinating place - and you describe it all so well - and great pics too

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2008 at 4:03 AM

    Interesting page on an interesting place. We stayed there years back and it snowed ... off there again about midwinter, so probably the same again! Pleasant though, and your page covers it well.


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