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Ouse is in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania with a population of 368 (2011) and is on the Lyell Highway (A10) founded in 1842. Additionally, for Wikivoyage purposes, this article also covers sections on Hamilton as well.



Ouse is the settlement where convicts James Goodwin and Thomas Connolly broke out of the South West Wilderness four weeks after their escape from Sarah Island. Ouse Post Office opened on 1 October 1835.

The town briefly made national headlines in August 2006 when the Ouse District Hospital, originally established as a Bush Nursing Centre and reconstituted in its present form in 1956, was downgraded to a community health centre.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From Hobart, take the A10 Lyell Highway. The journey will take about 1 hour and a bit.

Get around[edit]

In the town centre, taking the car is not worth it. Since it's so small, you could go from one side of the town the other in about three minutes. However, if you want to go outside Ouse, bringing your car is highly recommended.



  • 1 Lawrenny Estate Distillery, 6485 Lyell Hwy (A10), Ouse, +614 3896 6020. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the area and one of the nations most popular wineries.


Nearby Lakes[edit]

  • Meadowbank Lake.
  • Lake Catagunya.
  • Dee Lagoon.
  • Cluny Lagoon.
  • Wayatinah Lagoon.
  • Lake Repulse.







  • 1 Lachlan Hotel, 6936 Lyell Hwy (A10), Ouse, +613 6287 1335. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM.


  • Bonnie Brae Lodge.
  • Victoria's cottage.
  • Edwards Cottage.
  • Jackson's Emporium, 13 Franklin Pl, Hamilton, +613 6286 3232. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM.


Go next[edit]

Routes via Ouse
QueenstownDerwent BridgeBronte Park NW A10 SE  New NorfolkHobart
Derwent BridgeC177 jcn to Highland Lakes N C173 S  END
END N C608 S  → Ellendale → Westerway

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