Bothwell is the gateway to Tasmania’s central highlands and a fine example of Tasmania’s colonial heritage with more than 50 classified buildings.
Settled by Scottish pioneer farmers in the early 1820s, the town retains an old-world charm with wide open streets and lovely 19th century buildings clustered around the trees and grass of Queens Park.
Bothwell is also home to Ratho, one of Australia’s oldest golf courses, laid in the mid-1830s. Today you can play Ratho’s nine holes with its square putting greens, and visit the Australasian Golf Museum.
Bothwell is a good base for fishing or exploring Tasmania’s highlands.
Bothwell is a 1-hr drive (73 km) north-west of Hobart.

Quick Facts

Bothwell is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Central Highlands  in Tasmania, it is located approximately 61kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 756.875 square kilometres. Bothwell has a recorded population of 485 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.

If you are planning a visit to Bothwell we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Bothwell and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.