Bridport in Tasmania’s north-east is a popular beachside holiday destination overlooking Anderson Bay.
Surrounded by bushland reserves, white sand and the sloping vines of Pipers Brook wineries, Bridport is an ideal place to relax. The town’s population of around 1,300 almost triples in summer when holidaymakers flock to this seaside town.
Bridport’s main industries are tourism, vegetable farming and fishing. Its local specialties are scallops, lobster, and trout from Australia’s first freshwater rainbow trout farm.
In spring, the wildflowers and birds are prolific in the Granite Point Coastal Reserve and Bridport Wildflower Reserve. Other nearby reserves have spectacular coastal views, waterfalls, white sand dunes and native wildlife.
Bridport is also home to Barnbougle Dunes, a classic links golf course considered one of the best in Australia and next door is its sister course – Lost Farm.
Also nearby is Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm – one of the world’s largest lavender oil producers.
Bridport is a 1-hr drive (85 km) north-east of Launceston.
Bridport is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Dorset in Tasmania, it is located approximately 209kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 320.702 square kilometres. Bridport has a recorded population of 1568 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to Bridport we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Bridport and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.