2011 OATLANDS SPRING FESTIVAL
Sunday 16th October. High Street Oatlands
Market Stalls, Local Businesses trading, Parades, Displays, Activities. A great time for everyone!
Rotary Farmers' Markets
Community Facilities and other activities.
Oatlands, a unique experience in the heart of Tasmania.
Settled in the first part of the 19th century after Governor Lachlan Macquarie declared it "a very eligible situation for a town", Oatlands became a major centre for grain production and hosted a garrison of soldiers and supporting infrastructure. Retaining it's colonial atmosphere, today Oatlands offers the visitor the opportunity to connect with this early Tasmanian heritage in an authentic environment. Oatlands has the largest collection of Georgian sandstone buildings in Australia : our streetscape presents a delightful mix of colonial cottages, larger commercial premises and stunning church architecture together with the landmark Callington Mill. Built in 1837, the mill is once again fully working and producing stone-ground flour. Flanked by the 300 acre Lake Dulverton, our village is just an hour's drive from Hobart and about and hour and 20 minutes from Launceston. We can offer you all the conveniences of a modern country town as well, with retail outlets, galleries, cafes and a variety of accommodation options. Come and meet our artisan craftspeople and walk the history trails to learn of our past. Come visit us!