Bothwell Bi-Centenary Festival 2022

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of this picturesque agricultural township in the Central Highlands Tasmania. The Bi-Centenary celebration of the township of Bothwell is being held throughout the 18 – 20 February 2022 weekend.

The festival committee is seeking tour guide volunteers, story tellers, and local historians to come onboard and help them to stage a wonderful festival and provide visitors with an exceptional experience while visiting our township during the Bi-Centenary event. We are looking for Bothwell stories, yarns, memorabilia, historical images, and people willing to be a part of the weekend as a storyteller, a human library book or a tour guide. If you are interested, please phone 0409159285 or email –

These days, Bothwell draws tourists to its beautifully preserved historical buildings, pleasant pastoral landscapes, trout fishing and the oldest golf course in the Southern Hemisphere, ‘Ratho’. It is a quiet, peaceful area powered by agriculture.

Bothwell can be found on the A5, 20 kms from the Midland Highway, 50 mins from Hobart and 1 hr 45 minutes from Deloraine and Launceston.

  • The Bothwell Historical Society state the town was established in 1822.