Dodges Ferry

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Dodges Ferry
Dodges Ferry is located in Tasmania
Dodges Ferry
Dodges Ferry
Coordinates42°51′S 147°37′E / 42.850°S 147.617°E / -42.850; 147.617Coordinates: 42°51′S 147°37′E / 42.850°S 147.617°E / -42.850; 147.617
Population2,467 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Sorell Council
State electorate(s)Lyons
Federal Division(s)Lyons

Dodges Ferry is a town in the local government area of Sorell, Tasmania, Australia located 38kms (23.5 mi) east of the town of Hobart.

Located on the eastern side of the entrance to Pittwater estuary it was named after Ralph Dodge (1791-1871) who operated a ferry service across Pittwater from the 1820s.

Dodges Ferry has long been a popular holiday area for Tasmanians with a focus on water activities. With its reputation for beautiful beaches (Frederick Henry Bay,Tiger Head Beach, Red Ochre Beach, Carlton Beach, Okines Beach), safe swimming areas, fishing, boating and a popular surf beach Park beach, people flock to the area on warmer days.

Since the 1960's Dodges Ferry has had a steady influx of permanent residents, changing from a holiday shack town to a residential town with newer facilities. At the 2016 census, Dodges Ferry had a population of 2,467.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Dodges Ferry (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

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