Oatlands Tourism & Travel
In the Central Midlands region of Tasmania, Oatlands is situated halfway between Hobart and Launceston. The pretty historical village with an interesting streetscape of old buildings with quaint little shops, creates an irresistible old-worldly charm. In the municipality of the Southern Midlands Council, Oatlands has a population of 540 souls.
With the largest number of colonial sandstone buildings in any town in Australia, Oatlands has many unique historic sites, including the 1837 Callington Mill and the stone cottage of an Irish nationalist leader, Kevin Izod ODoherty. Many of the quaint historic properties now contain intriguing galleries, craft and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants.
For fishing enthusiasts, Lake Dulverton and the nearby Lake Sorell and Lake Crescent offer excellent trout fishing.
Oatlands - Near by
The quaint historic town of Ross, steeped in history is a 25-minute drive north of Oatlands. Discover charming little cafes, craft and antique stores and historic sandstone buildings. Just over 35 minutes west of Oatlands, Bothwell contains Australias first ever golf course laid in the mid 1830s, and the Australian Golf Museum offering an insight into the countrys golfing history.
One of Tasmania's oldest settlements, Oatlands was developed as a military base for the control and management of convicts. Much of the Black War, based on early settlers against local Indigenous people took place in the surrounding districts.
The major industry of Oatlands is agriculture, and is home to the world renowned Casaveen Knitwear. The Oatlands Township also exports wool and sheep, beef cattle, and cash cropping.