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 on the weekend of 14 – 16 October 2022 .

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 all things Bothwell including 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 (03) 6259 5503 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.