I’ve made many visits to the town of Oatlands which is almost halfway between Hobart and Launceston. Oatlands is full of Georgian buildings most of which are still in use, many as private residences. The town boasts a restored working windmill but as yet the town has not become a tourist trap. If you are travelling on the Midland Highway between the north and south of the state it’s well worth while to detour off the highway to see it. I can also recommend the pancake place in the High Street as a great place for lunch.
Oatlands gets a bit of snow in winter occasionally. It never lasts long though. The first two pictures here I took during the winter of 2008.
My photo of Callington Mill, like most of the others in this post, was taken a few years ago before the sails were replaced. Another project in the town is restoring the walls of the old convict jail. The site was the town swimming pool for some years and most of the old buildings are gone. Below you can see the old and worn steps and the gateway which has recently been moved back to the site after spending many years in the main street.