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Black River TAS

Black River

Located in the West Coast area of Tasmania, Black River is in the West Coast local government area, and within the electoral seat of Braddon.

Black River is a small rural community within Circular Head, in the North West region of Tasmania. The northern boundary of the town is Bass Strait, while the stream named “Black River” forms the western boundary.

When visiting the town, you must visit the Black River campground. It is very popular with locals and spots are at a premium during the summer holiday season. Secluded sites among trees are next to the Black River estuary.

A few minutes away from the campsite is Peggs Beach, visitors can also set up camp in this area. Peggs Beach tent sites are nestled among coastal vegetation. Enjoy walking and playing on its crystal clear water and stretches of white sand beaches.

Black River is 388 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within four and a half hours of travel via National Highway 1.

Black River at a glance

Postcode 7321
Latitude -40.8620339
Longitude 145.3269583
Altitude (metres above sea level)

Population of Black River TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7321 (Including Black River) was 4968 people. Out of those, 2535 were male and 2431 were female.

481 (9.68%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 4106 people were born in Australia. 409 (8.23%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Black River

Here is a map of Black River, Tasmania and surrounds.

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