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Saltwater River (also known as Saltwater Creek) is a former penal colony on the Tasman Peninsula in Tasmania, Australia. It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) from Port Arthur, and 106 kilometres (66 mi) from Hobart. At the 2006 census, Saltwater River had a population of 156. The Saltwater River area contained two penal settlements. One was an agricultural settlement, which produced vegetables, wheat, and had a piggery. The other was a coal mine, known amongst convicts for its hellish conditions. It is now on the Australian National Heritage List as the Coal Mines Historic Site. Today, only ruins exist at the site, which include underground cells. Saltwater River Post Office opened on 1 December 1878 and closed in 1970.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Saltwater River, Australia. A gripping city on its own right, Hobart also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Hobart for its bountiful attractions like Mount Wellington, Museum Of Old And New Art, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens on your trip to Saltwater River. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Saltwater River*

  • Pollution Statistics in Saltwater River

    Know the pollution level of Saltwater River before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35.58 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 28.85 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 24.04 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.19 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.07 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.27 (Very Low)
  • Saltwater River: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Saltwater River for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Saltwater River.

    • Burglary and Theft 32.69 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 30.13 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.05 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.46 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.41 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.97 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.82 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.08 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.1 (Low)
  • Living in Saltwater River - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Saltwater River is 200.9 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 90.52 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.36 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.45 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 56.75 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.8 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 130.52 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Saltwater River

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Saltwater River

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.09 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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