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With over 150 sandstone buildings Oatlands, in the heart of Tasmania’s midlands, has Australia’s largest collection of colonial sandstone buildings in a village setting. Many of the buildings were built by convict labour and Oatlands is one of Tasmania’s oldest settlements dating back to 1821.
Spend some time wandering the streets of Oatlands and you’ll see buildings such as the Supreme Courthouse, Oatlands Gaol and Gaoler’s residence as well as many beautiful sandstone churches including the St Peters Church and St Paul’s Pugin Church.
Callington Mill is one of the jewels in Oatlands crown, dating back to 1873 and was lovingly restored to is full glory in 2010. It is the only working Lincolnshire wind driven flour mill of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.
Oatlands is situated on the edge of Lake Dulverton and is a popular fishing destination for avid anglers. You can also enjoy foreshore walks and there’s a picnic ground which is great if you’ve rented one of our self-contained motorhomes or campervans and are looking for a picturesque location to have lunch, especially if you’re driving between Launceston and Hobart.
Things to do in Oatlands
Situated in the heart of Oatlands, Callington Mill offers tours as well as a gift shop and café. Located at 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands.
Casaveen Knitwear Australia
One of Tasmania’s true success stories, Casaveen Knitwear started in Oatlands in 1989. They offer free tours, giftware and have a café. They also have meeting room facilities.
Oatlands Antiques & Collectables
If you’re looking for something old-world Oatlands Antiques & Collectables has a great range of antiques so be sure to call in. Located at 78 High St, Oatlands.
Campervan & Motorhome Parks Oatlands
If you’re renting one of our campervans or motorhomes, there’s free camping available next to Lake Dulverton. There are public toilets close by but these are basic facilities with no access to power.
Drive Times & Distances to Oatlands
From Hobart: app. 1 hour – 85kms
From Launceston: app. 1 hour 20 minutes – 116kms
From Devonport: app. 2 hours 10 minutes – 196kms
Heritage Highway Visitor Centre
Address: 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands
Phone: 03 6254 1212
Public Toilets & Amenities
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