Much of this drive follows the Midland Highway, the main route between Tasmania's northern and southern population centres of Launceston and Hobart.
Dubbed the Heritage Highway, it offers many opportunities to experience Tasmania's colonial past.
Although Tasmania is known for its 19th century penal settlements, it was very much a traditional colonial community, supported by the labour, produce and enterprise of free settlers.
A drive along the Heritage Highway introduces visitors to towns that have serviced Tasmania's farmers and graziers since the early 1800s.
The highway bypasses many of these historic towns so visitors can stop and wander their quiet streets, browse among arts, crafts and antiques and enjoy the aroma of freshly baked country bread and the sounds of rural life.
Day 1: Launceston, Evandale, Longford, Campbell Town - 55 min/66 km
Day 2: Campbell Town, Ross, Oatlands, Bothwell, Kempton, Hobart - 1 hr 40 min/131 km