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Pontville TAS


Located in the Central Highlands (Tas.) area of Tasmania, Pontville is in the West Coast local government area, and within the electoral seat of Lyons.

The town of Pontville sits on a hill overlooking the Jordan River on one side and a vast plain on the other that was once a palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) travelling route between Tasmania’s north and south.

Pontville offers an intriguing glimpse back into the 19th century. Discover historic churches and cemeteries, ruins of the first shops and garrison buildings, grand Georgian residences, a cozy inn, and historic accommodation. Enjoy hearty country fare in the local pub or dine in at Twelve Stones Restaurant in the old Uniting Church building.

Shene Estate & Distillery offers a fascinating insight into Tasmania’s colonial heritage, with its striking Gothic stables and atmospheric barn. Book a behind-the-scenes tour in its museum and a family member will show you around, telling captivating tales about Shene’s colourful past, including its direct links with King George III.

Pontville, TAS is 27 kilometres from the capital city of Hobart and can be reached within thirty minutes of travel time via National Highway 1.

Pontville at a glance

Here’s some location info about Pontville…

Postcode 7030
Latitude -42.4240774
Longitude 147.1442044
Altitude 459.9697876 (metres above sea level)

Population of Pontville TAS

At the 2021 national census, the population of 7030 (Including Pontville) was 19720 people. Out of those, 9724 were male and 9996 were female.

1053 (5.34%) of those people were born outside Australia, and the remaining 17223 people were born in Australia. 2315 (11.74%) of these people are Indigenous Australians.

Map of Pontville

Here is a map of Pontville, Tasmania and surrounds.

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