Oatlands is an historic town with the largest collection of colonial sandstone buildings in Australia, many of which were convict built.
Its intact Georgian townscape offers a complete representation of the architecture, urban design and the cultural heritage of early European settlement. The Midland Highway bypasses the town these days, but it’s worth taking the short detour to spend some time in Oatlands.
The most noticeable silhouette on the Oatlands skyline and visible from the highway is the Callington Mill. Built in 1837, this Lincolnshire tower mill is the only operating mill of its type in the Southern Hemisphere.
Other buildings of interest include the Supreme Court House (1829), St Peters Church (1888), St Pauls Pugin Church (1850), Uniting Church (opened 1856), and the Oatlands Gaol and Gaoler’s Residence (1834 and 1836).
Oatlands is a 1-hr drive (80 km) north of Hobart.
Oatlands is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Southern Midlands in Tasmania, it is located approximately 65kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 211.018 square kilometres. Oatlands has a recorded population of 683 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Oatlands we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Oatlands and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.