trips planned by users
trips planned by users
Ross trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state of Tasmania in Australia. On the Macquarie River, Ross is located 78 km south of Launceston and 117 km north of Hobart. The town is listed on the Register of the National Estate and is noted for its historic bridge, original sandstone buildings and convict history.HistoryThe town of Ross lies in lands that were traditionally owned by Tasmanian Aborigines, specifically the Tyrernotepanner (Stony Creek) Nation. The aboriginal name for the area that now constitutes the Ross township was mackerler (Mack-er-ler).The first European to explore the district was surveyor Charles Grimes who passed through the area while mapping Tasmania's central area including parts of what later became known as the Macquarie River. On an expedition in 1811, Governor Lachlan Macquarie passed through the area himself and, as he recorded in his journal,I named our last Night's Station "Ross", in honor of H. M. Buchanan Esqr. – that being the name of his Seat on Loch-Lomond in Scotland; this part of Argyle Plains on the Right Bank of the Macquarie River being very beautiful and commanding a noble view. Later that year, a timber bridge was built over the river and subsequently Ross became an important stopover on road journeys between Launceston and Hobart. It developed as a base for the local garrison and became a centre for trade for the surrounding district. Between 1848 and 1854 approximately 12,000 female convicts passed through the Female Factory.Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Australia using our trip planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Ross
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Ross
Full-Day Tour to Wineglass Bay from Hobart BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $89
Duration: 12 hours
5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $541
Duration: 5 days
Popular things to do in Ross
Places to visit with Ross
Recently planned trips to Ross
7 days in Launceston and North Tasmania & Queenstown BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Launceston and North Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 45 days in Tasmania BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, outdoors, relaxing, extra fast, hidden gems Preferences: February, outdoors, relaxing Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Extra fast 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium