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.

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