A Cheapskate's Guide to
Exploring Tasmania By Car

For pre-planning or use on the run, this free site is a useful, on-demand travel guide
for touring Tasmania by car, caravan, RV, or hitch-hiking.

Tasmanian Travel Guide's
Guest Reviews

List of Contents

A guide to travel, sightseeing and services - what to do, where to stay and a little history of Tasmanian cities and towns.

About This Guide

This work has been designed to offer the maximum amount of information possible, while remaining an interesting and manageable read

Front Page

Includes list of contents, Tasmanian Freedom Camping Locations Series and a free, downloadable map of Tasmania

The Towns and Regions

Looks at the towns, camping, accommodation, eating out, sightseeing, history, toilets & dump points, information centres, doctors, vets, real estate and emergency services.

Guest Reviews

A place for readers to write a review on their favourite Tasmanian town, caravan park, freedom camp, attraction, bakery or cafe

Fun Pages
For Kids and their Adults

A range of free and low cost things to make and do, for kids and their adults, when driving or confined to camp.

Free and Cheap

you can choose from camp-grounds provided by councils, commercial operators or formal, and informal free camp sites.

Dump Points ~ Van Repairs ~ Public Toilets

An easy access guide to Dump-Points, Van Repairs and Public Toilets.

Environment and Produce

Loads of links to Tasmanian food, beer and wine trails for you to follow and enjoy.

Fossicking in Tasmania

Many of the locations this guide will be visiting offer the chance to do a little fosicking for such things as gold, sapphires, topaz, jasper, turquoise, agate and a range of other tumbling material for lapidarists.

Tiger Track Stamps

A Quirky, Free/Low-Cost Way for you to keep track of your amazing tasmanian adventures, as you hunt down over 70 Tiger Track Stamps and with luck - or skill maybe - find the elusive Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) - the most valuable stamp of all.

Write A Review

Would you like to have a review on your favourite Tasmanian town, caravan park, freedom camp, attraction, bakery or cafe published in this site?

A Cheapskate's Guide to Exploring Tasmania By Car now offers you the chance to let the world know about a special place that you have discovered on your Tasmanian Road Trip, while promoting your own Travel Blog, Face book Page or eBook, if you wish.

Ideally, the review should concentrate on a specific subject, (such as a camp, town or eatery etc.) in up to 500 words and include supporting photo/s.

How To Contribute A Review

  • Email your completed review to us at: review@tasmaniantravel.guide

  • Your review may be included in the body of the email or as an attachment in either Plain Text ( .txt) or .doc. (To create a text( .txt) document you can simply write in your normal WP, then 'save as' text.)

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  • While you may use such terms as FREE, CHEAP, EXPENSIVE etc., please do NOT include actual prices in your reviews.

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Your first stop, upon entering Oatlands, should be the Heritage Highway Visitor's Centre, in the Callington Mill precinct, where you can pick up a self guided tour map of the town along with a coffee and a snack.

Oatlands sits around 84km north of Hobart and 115km south of Launceston, about 1km off the Midland Highway (you can see the windmill from the highway) and has a (2011 Census) population of 862.

The town has the largest collection of sandstone buildings in a village setting in Australia with 87 original sandstone buildings along the town’s main street.

Some of the more significant buildings include the Oatlands gaol (1835), Commissariat’s store and watch house (1830s) and officers’ quarters (1830s).

The Callington Mill is the only working example of a Lincolnshire windmill in Australia.

The Oatlands Court House, built by convict labour in 1829, is the oldest supreme court house in rural Australia and the oldest building in Oatlands.

This delightful example of a Georgian public building was originally constructed as a combined chapel and police office and was purchased by the National Trust in 1977.

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