Located inland about 75 kilometers north of Hobart, Bothwell, Tasmania is a small town of less than 400 people, but it contains many interesting things to see. It is located in the middle of farm country, where the main industry is cattle and sheep farming. The town has a rich history, being established in 1824 and settled by Scottish imigrants.
Rathos Golf Course
The Rathos Golf Links was the first golf course ever established in the Southern Hemisphere, and is still a modestly priced public golf course. Sheep are allowed to graze on the fairways, but the greens are fenced. It is thought to be the oldest golf course in the world outside of Scotland. It is located on High Street in Bothwell, Tasmania.
19th Century Buildings
Bothwell contains more than 50 authentic historic homes and buildings that date back to the early to mid 1800s. Some have been converted into businesses or museums, such as the Coffee Palace on Dalrymple Street.
Thorpe Mill and Farm
Just north of Bothwell on Dennistoun Road is the Thorpe Mill, which dates back to the mid 1800s. It is still in operation. The surrounding farm has become locally famous for producing fine cheeses.