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Ross (Tasmania)

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Ross is a small historic town in the centre of the Australian state of Tasmania, 120 km north of Hobart and 80 km south of Launceston. Ross was first settled in 1821 as a garrison town for soldiers, as a coaching stop on the Midlands Highway and as a market town. It's especially popular with Japanese travellers, as the bakery was the template for a Japanese comic series ("Kiki's bakery").

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Get around


  • Church -- Made of sandstone and built by convicts.
  • Ross female factory -- Female convicts camp. Visit this to see how the prisoners in Tasmania endured their lives.
  • Sheep museum
  • Ross Bridge -- Built in 1836 by convict labor. This is one of the oldest bridges in Australia and is made from sandstone.


A pleasant barbeque and resting place can be found at the bridge. It is an excellent spot for lunch on a sunny day.


Muffins or other sweets from the bakery.




Next to the bakery there is a hotel. Kiki's room is available for rent. If you just want to take a picture, just ask politely at the reception.

  • colonial cottages of ross, 0363815354, [1]. lovely sandstone cottages around the village and a bed and breakfast cottage as well

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