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Poatina TAS


Located in the North East area of Tasmania, Poatina is in the Northern Midlands local government area, and within the electoral seat of Lyons.

Poatina is a hydro-electricity camp which has been turned into a Christian town. Located on a plateau in the heart of the Great Western Tiers it is a popular holiday destination for anglers and bushwalkers eager to explore both Great Lake and Arthurs Lake.

Poatina enjoys spectacular views of the Great Western Tiers and is surrounded by some of Tasmania’s best inland fishing rivers and lakes.

For a small town, there are an awful lot of activities that you can do. Play a round of golf, splash in the pool, a tennis match, go cycling or tackle the mountain bike tracks, explore the labyrinth, go bushwalking (keep an eye out for friendly wildlife), and discover impressive waterfalls. You can even head to Great Lakes country and try your luck at trout fishing!

Poatina, TAS is 163 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within two hours of travel time viaHIghland Lakes Road/A5 and Poatina Road/B51.

Poatina at a glance

Here’s some location info about Poatina…

Postcode 7302
Latitude -41.65
Longitude 146.9333331
Altitude (metres above sea level)

Population of Poatina TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7302 (Including Poatina) was 1753 people. Out of those, 904 were male and 847 were female.

132 (7.53%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 1486 people were born in Australia. 46 (2.62%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Poatina

Here is a map of Poatina, Tasmania and surrounds.

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