Oatlands

Immerse Yourself in Tasmanian Colonial History

Region: Hobart & South

Immerse Yourself in Tasmanian Colonial History

What to do in Oatlands Tasmania

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.

Immerse yourself in history and stay in a convict built sandstone building, such as the Stanley Coach House

Get a real taste of colonial Tasmania in Oatlands. Among the over 150 sandstone buildings include stores and B&Bs. Immerse yourself in history and stay in one of these fascinating buildings, such as the Stanley Coach House – converted into a bed & breakfast.

Wander the streets and you’ll see historic buildings such as the Council Chambers and many beautiful sandstone churches

Spend some time wandering the streets of Oatlands and you’ll see buildings such as the Supreme Courthouse, Council Chambers, 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 around Oatlands Tasmania

Callington Mill

Situated in the heart of Oatlands, Callington Mill offers tours as well as a gift shop and café. Located at 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands.

Visit the Callington Mill Website

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.

Oatlands Tasmania Campervan & Motorhome Parks

Lake Dulverton

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.

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Travel Times & Distances to Oatlands Tasmania

From Hobart: app. 1 hour – 85kms
From Launceston: app. 1 hour 20 minutes – 116kms
From Devonport: app. 2 hours 10 minutes – 196kms

Visitor Information & Booking Centre

Address: 1 Mill Lane, Oatlands
Phone: 03 6254 1212
Email: tourism@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au