Ross is 117 km north of Hobart and 78 km south of Launceston, on the Macquarie River, near but not on the Midland Highway. Ross is a convict-built stone village and The Ross Bridge was constructed from sandstone by convict labour in 1836; it is the third oldest bridge still in use in Australia. The Ross Female Convict Station and the Ross Bakery are historic attractions. The Bakery is still operating.
The location makes it a popular stopping place for travellers.