Oatlands has a population of around 600 people, which is steadily growing. It is situated 115 Km South of Launceston and 83 Km North of Hobart. Oatlands has a unique reputation for its historic buildings. It is said to be home to the most pre-1837 sandstone buildings in all of Australia. There is a collection of 138 sandstone buildings within Oatlands, of which 87 are situated on The Main Street.
Oatlands is a unique place, seamlessly blending the past with the present.The town offers visitors the opportunity to connect with their heritage in an authentic genuine environment whilst enjoying all the benefits of contemporary township services.
Visit Callington Mill the only fully restored and working Lincolshire wind driven flour mill in the Southern Hemisphere.
Original buildings have been reinvented as retail outlets, galleries, bakeries, cafes and accommodation. Uncover a hidden treasure at one of Oatlands antiques or craft shops, meet local artisans and learn the stories behind the Oatlands made wares or relax by the lake.
The story of Oatlands combines the convict and military system, settlement by gentry farmers, colonial entrepreneurs looking to make their fortune and notorious bushrangers. Walk in the footsteps of the past and hear the stories of the people with one of our self guided or professionally guided walking tours.
A major point of interest in Oatlands is the sheer number of historic sandstone buildings – 87 in the main street alone and the largest collection in Australia. Other building of interest include Callington Mill (1837), Supreme Court House (1829), St Peters Church (1838), St Pauls Pugin Church (1850), Campbell Memorial Uniting Church (opened 1856), Oatlands Gaol & Gaoler’s Residence (1834 & 1836), The Commissariat (1828)