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Akaroa TAS


Located in the North East area of Tasmania, Akaroa is in the Dorset local government area, and within the electoral seat of Lyons.

Akaroa is an urban location within Break O’Day located in the North-east region of Tasmania.

When in Akaroa, enjoy walking by the beach in the extensive sand dunes in St. Helens Point Conservation Area. The area is popular for surfing, fishing, boating and bird watching. For a complete holiday experience, don’t forget to bring your tents because the area is also a good camping site!

Akaroa is 260 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within three hours and a half of travel via the National Highway 1 and Esk Highway/A4.

Akaroa at a glance

Postcode 7216
Latitude -41.2860281
Longitude 148.3384026
Altitude (metres above sea level)

Population of Akaroa TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7216 (Including Akaroa) was 3563 people. Out of those, 1777 were male and 1788 were female.

532 (14.93%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 2737 people were born in Australia. 158 (4.43%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Akaroa

Here is a map of Akaroa, Tasmania and surrounds.

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