Austins Ferry Tourism

Austins Ferry is a suburb of Hobart, capital city of Tasmania, Australia. It is predominantly a new homes area. Austins Ferry is named after James Austin (1776–1831), who had been transported to Port Phillip as a convict in 1803 along with his cousin John Earl, and arrived in Van Diemens Land in 1804. After their sentences expired both men were given small land grants on the western shore of the River Derwent between Hobart and New Norfolk. In 1818 they established a ferry service across the river and later a punt which proved very conveniently located for vehicular traffic travelling between Hobart and regions to the north, and became very wealthy. In 1821 the visiting Governor Lachlan Macquarie renamed the village Roseneath, but it has since reverted to its original name. James Austin's original cottage (picture on the right) is preserved as a tourist attraction. The opening hours for the cottage are limited to Sundays between 1pm and 4pm, it provides crafts and historical information. Austins Ferry is the location of St Virgil's College.


Is Austins Ferry in Australia on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. When planning a trip to Austins Ferry, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Launceston. Add Launceston to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Cataract Gorge Reserve, City Park, Queen Victoria Museum. Also, to reach Austins Ferry, you'll have to take a flight to Launceston; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Austins Ferry.

  • Know the pollution level of Austins Ferry before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 22.79 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 19.85 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20.59 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 11.03 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 13.97 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.43 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.71 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Austins Ferry for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Austins Ferry.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.68 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.56 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.94 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.57 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.31 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.54 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.76 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.46 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.81 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.25 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Austins Ferry is 203.6 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 65.07 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 14.08 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.81 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.07 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 62.26 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.65 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 119.78 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Austins Ferry

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.34 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.75 USD

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