Oatlands is an attractive colonial town, located just off the Heritage Highway (A1) approximately 84 kms north of Hobart. Oatlands was named and selected as a township by Governor Macquarie in 1821. It became a vital link between Hobart and Launceston. Oatlands is reputed to have the largest collection of sandstone buildings in Australia, and many are now antique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Lake Dulverton has been restocked with fish and is a popular fishing spot. The Central Tasmanian Tourism Centre at The Stables (circa 1800s) provides information on the area, while The Callington Mill (1837) is home to 2,500 collectable dolls and has a soundscape display.
The town's garden enthusiasts are developing a parterre garden in front of the Mill. Oatlands is the home of Casaveen Knitwear in High Street and visitors can purchase knitwear. Ghost and day tours are available.
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