Dodges Ferry, Tasmania

Suburb Profile

May 2024 | By Fall Real Estate | Tags: Suburb Profile

Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile

Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, Fall Real Estate

Dodges Ferry is situated in a picturesque coastal area of Tasmania, Australia, known for its natural beauty, thriving community spirit and proximity to beaches. Although part of the greater Hobart area, it offers a more relaxed and rural lifestyle.


Like many small suburbs, Dodges Ferry has a strong sense of community. Local events, gatherings, cafes, and surfing often unite residents, fostering a close-knit atmosphere. For those desiring rural adventures at their doorstep, this suburb offers beautiful beaches within walking distance, walking tracks, and small-town amenities that enhance the coastal lifestyle appeal of this location.


Overall, Dodges Ferry offers a tranquil lifestyle within reach of Tasmania's capital city, making it an attractive option for those seeking a blend of rural charm and urban convenience.

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Where is Dodges Ferry, Tasmania?

Dodges Ferry is a small suburb located on the eastern shore of the Derwent River estuary in Tasmania, Australia.


It falls within the municipality of Sorell and is approximately 38 kilometres southeast of the state capital, Hobart.


Postcode: 7173

Dodges Ferry, Tasmania to Hobart: 37 min (37.8 km)

Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, to Hobart International Airport: 21 min (22.4 km)

Population of 2,646 in the 2021 Census.

The size of Dodges Ferry is approximately 6.4 square kilometres.

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Real estate in Dodges Ferry

Dodges Ferry, like other suburbs along Frederick Henry Bay, has been a favoured holiday spot for Tasmanian families due to its sandy beaches, rocky headlands, and swimming, fishing, and boating opportunities.


Initially filled with beach shacks until the 1960s, the town has since evolved, leading to the construction of modern, spacious homes and improved amenities. Hence, Dodges Ferry real estate now includes a mix of properties, ranging from quaint cottages to larger estates. The suburb's coastal location makes beachfront properties particularly desirable.


Many properties in Dodges Ferry boast generous land sizes, providing ample space for outdoor activities and enjoying the surrounding natural beauty. Whether it's a compact cottage on a 746 sqm block or a larger family home on a half-acre property, residents can relish the tranquillity and serenity offered by the coastal location.


The architectural styles vary, with some homes featuring traditional brick construction while others embracing contemporary designs with extensive glazing and stunning timber flooring. Elevated property positions offer spectacular ocean views, allowing residents to immerse themselves in the coastal lifestyle.


Properties often come with features that enhance outdoor living, such as sundecks, undercover patio areas, and spacious yards adorned with established trees and gardens. Waterfront residences are highly sought after, providing direct access to the beach and panoramic vistas of the ocean.


Additional features such as double garages, carports, and ample parking with level access are possible in Dodges Ferry for those with boats and watercraft, ensuring convenience and security for recreational pursuits.


Dodges Ferry's real estate market caters to a diverse range of buyers, including first-time homeowners, retirees, and investors. Renovation opportunities are prevalent, allowing buyers to customise and add value to their properties according to their preferences and lifestyles.


Overall, Dodges Ferry offers more than just homes; it presents a lifestyle characterised by coastal living, outdoor recreation, and a strong sense of community. With its idyllic setting and range of property options, Dodges Ferry continues to attract those seeking a blend of relaxation and convenience along Tasmania's eastern shore.

Featured Dodges Ferry properties sold by Fall Real Estate:

Property in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, sold by Fall Real Estate

1 Whitefoord Parade,
Dodges Ferry, TAS, 7173

SOLD - $760,000

December 2023

Property in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, sold by Fall Real Estate

147 Carlton Beach Road, Dodges Ferry, TAS, 7173

SOLD - $600,000

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3 Layete Street, DODGES FERRY TAS 7173, listing by Fall Real Estate

3 Layete Street,
Dodges Ferry, TAS, 7173

Currently selling

Property listing

Land for sale in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, selling by Fall Real Estate

63 Ridge Road, Dodges Ferry, TAS, 7173

Currently selling

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Transport availability in Dodges Ferry

Several transportation options are available for travelling to and around Dodges Ferry, including bus, taxi, car, bike, and walking. The Arthur Highway connects Dodges Ferry to Sorell and Hobart, making commuting to the city feasible for those who work or study there.


Redline provides regional bus services between Hobart, Dodges Ferry, and Sorell, keeping the communities connected and moving. For up-to-date timetables, click here.


The Transport Tasmania - Transport Services provide affordable bus fares to and from Hobart. For the most up-to-date information, click here.


The fastest bus, the Sorell Express, takes roughly 30 minutes to get to Hobart. Within Sorell, there is a local "Park and Ride" car park where you can leave your car and hop on the next available bus.

Park Beach in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, Fall Real Estate

Things to do

Okines Community House, situated in the Southern Beaches area, fosters community connections and collaboration. Their mission is to provide residents with a safe and welcoming space to meet, share resources, and strengthen networks.


Through a diverse range of educational programs, recreational activities, and support services, including internet access, photocopying & faxing, room hire, and information on no-interest loans, they aim to cater to the diverse needs of their community members. From cooking classes to arts & crafts, Yoga, Tai Chi, a community garden, the bike shed and more, their programs cater to all age groups, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment within the Dodges Ferry community.


Follow Okines Community House's Instagram account to stay updated on the seasonal small-town markets. You can also stay in the loop for upcoming events and opportunities to get involved!


Dodges Ferry proudly showcases a collection of breathtaking beaches, each exuding its own distinct charm and allure. Among these coastal treasures lies Park Beach, a beloved destination among surf enthusiasts. Spanning half of the picturesque 2.7 km shoreline leading eastward to Carlton Beach in the neighbouring town of Carlton, Park Beach is renowned for its vibrant cafe scene and bustling atmosphere. Locals frequently praise its consistent waves, catering to surfers of all ages and skill levels.


Meanwhile, Carlton Beach offers the added convenience of surf life-saving services, including recently upgraded club rooms and facilities, coupled with excellent surf conditions and access to the mesmerising river mouth—a veritable haven for those seeking the thrill of a curling left-handed wave.


Tiger Head Beach is characterised by its narrow, calm waters and is surrounded by boat sheds, jetties, and moored boats, providing ample opportunities for boating and water activities.


Red Ochre Beach, located on the north side of Spectacle Head, offers protected waters and is divided into two sections by a central outcrop of rocks. The northern half features a more expansive sandy beach and low dunes, while the Blue Lagoon Reserve backs the southern end.


Okines Beach, situated just north of Dodges Ferry in Lewisham, offers sheltered conditions due to its location near the inner entrance to Pittwater. Its calm waters are enjoyed by beachgoers, and it is always dog-friendly.


To add to the tight-knit community spirit of Dodges Ferry, residents can find fulfillment in contributing as local volunteers at the Fire Brigade and Sea Resque Station. These important organisations offer professional emergency response and marine rescue services to the boating community in Frederick Henry Bay and its surroundings, operating 24/7.

Local Park in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, Fall Real Estate

Boat Park is a fantastic spot for family outings. It offers a range of amenities, including toilets, barbecues, and a playground. It's perfect for picnics and provides ample space for children to play, run, or ride bikes. Convenient parking and a safety fence around the boundary ensure ease and peace of mind for families. Its proximity to Red Ochre Beach allows for easy access to additional coastal activities and scenery.


The Dodges Ferry Skate Park offers a fun experience for skateboarders and bikers, featuring ramps suitable for both. Amenities include a picnic hut, seating, rubbish bins, and fencing for safety. A shaded area provides relief from the sun. The park boasts various features, including a small bowl, fun boxes, grind rail, mogul, and pyramid sections, catering to riders of all levels.


Other public areas in Dodges Ferry include the Oval, which is used for football and cricket and has cricket nets for practice. Adjacent to the Dodges Ferry Football Club Clubrooms, public toilets are available for visitors' convenience. Additionally, there's a designated Dog Exercise Area where pet owners can safely exercise their dogs.


Blue Lagoon Christian Camp & Conference Centre is a campsite that has evolved from modest origins into a versatile and dynamic facility. With excellent amenities and a diverse array of onsite and surrounding activities, Blue Lagoon Christian Camp & Conference Centre is an ideal venue for conferences, community groups, youth gatherings, schools, and church events.

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Nature and recreation spots

The area around Dodges Ferry is known for its natural attractions and outdoor activities. Residents and visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and beachcombing along the coastline. There are also parks for recreation, picnics, and birdwatching.


Discover the Dodges Ferry—Carlton Loop, a scenic route spanning approximately 7 km along Carlton River Road, Carlton Beach Road, Park, and Carlton Beach. This interconnected pathway enriches recreational experiences and promotes active lifestyles, inviting residents to saddle up and embark on a delightful cycling adventure with family and friends.

cafes near the beach, Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, Fall Real Estate

Cafes and Dining

Indulge in a delightful beachside experience at Beach Bums, where you can savour fresh Tasmanian Fish and Chips, Single O coffee, and scooped ice cream while soaking in the breathtaking views of the local surf beach, Park Beach. Whether craving burgers and smoothies or exploring food pop-ups, Beach Bums has something for everyone. Join them for special occasions like Easter, where they offer specials to celebrate. Beach Bums is often open on public holidays, inviting you to enjoy delicious fare against the backdrop of the stunning coastal scenery.


Nestled within strolling distance of the beloved Park Beach, Park Beach Cafe offers a delightful beachside dining experience. This locally owned gem showcases the finest in fresh local produce, serving up delectable dishes alongside exceptional coffee and a well-stocked bar. The cafe is open seven days a week from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and provides a welcoming atmosphere for patrons to enjoy.


On special evenings "Park after dark" comes alive, starting at 4 pm, guests can indulge in enticing specials such as homemade fettuccine pasta, alongside the cafe's signature burgers and refreshing drinks. Park Beach Cafe takes pride in sourcing ingredients from local growers and suppliers, ensuring every dish is infused with freshness and flavour. Don't miss the vibrant "Park after dark" events featuring live performances and a lively atmosphere. For regular updates and event schedules, follow Park Beach Cafe on Facebook.


Sirocco South, a restaurant in the heart of Dodges Ferry, is led by Mic Giuliani's culinary expertise. Mic, a dedicated advocate of foraging and exploring local ingredients, infuses his passion into crafting Italian-inspired dishes at Sirocco South. Influenced by his family's traditional Italian cooking, Mic's culinary journey is deeply rooted in utilising fresh, quality ingredients. You can experience Mic's culinary creations firsthand at Hobart's Farm Gate Market on the first and third Sundays of the month and at Hobart's special events.


The Dodges Ferry Hotel is a family-friendly venue with a bar that opens daily at 11 am. Their restaurant serves quality meals for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday and lunch from Thursday to Sunday. Visitors can catch live sports action and enjoy a cold beer and meals. The hotel offers various entertainment options, such as Tas Keno, TAB, Fox Sports, and an outdoor beer garden with live music events. The restaurant is renowned for its generous portions and value for money. Booking in advance is recommended.


In Dodges Ferry, you will also find Dodges Ferry Fish and Chips, the Go Pizza Dodges Ferry pizza van, and the Sirens Coffee coffee van!


On your way home from work, you can also explore plenty of cafes, restaurants, and takeaway options, including Indian, Chinese, and fast-food stores in Sorell.

Shops and services in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, Fall Real Estate

Shopping and services

While Dodges Ferry is a small town, it offers essential amenities, including the Hill Street Grocery Store, Dodges Ferry Meats, BWS bottle shop, post office, Terry White Chemmart, the Lott, Healthy Horizons fitness business, medical facilities and several small shops. Residents typically travel to nearby Sorell or Hobart for more extensive shopping and services.


Hill Street Grocery Store offers a range of high-quality fresh produce, groceries, specialty foods, and ready-to-eat meals or gourmet items. Hill Street Grocer is known for sourcing locally produced goods and providing a unique shopping experience focused on quality.


Discover Fancy Fabric in Dodges Ferry, where Melissa offers bespoke hand-dyed fabrics for your creative projects. With Melissa's passion for dyeing cultivated from her time with the Sassy Devils, expect a range of beautiful options for cross-stitch and embroidery enthusiasts. Reach out with suggestions or inquiries via email for a personalised experience at Fancy Fabric, or check out her products online!


In Sorell, everything you need is conveniently located at either Sorell Plaza or the Gateway Shopping Centre. From Coles Supermarket, Sorell Fine Meats, and Bakers and Barristers Cafe to Australia Post and the Sorell Plaza Pharmacy, you'll have all your necessities covered. You'll also find Bendigo Bank and Commonwealth Bank located in Sorell Plaza.


Sorell’s abundant produce from surrounding farms is a bonus of being a local. You can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables from the Sorell Country Fresh Market or Sorell Fruit Farm.


If you like getting your hands dirty and growing your own, Sorell’s Mitre10 and the local gardening centre are in town and ready to pass on their expertise. The Sorell Nursery and Landscape Supplies, owned by experienced horticulturalists Yvette and Johnny, are passionate about plants and helping your garden to flourish.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Schools in Dodges Ferry

Dodges Ferry Primary School aims to cultivate students' curiosity, creativity, and collaboration, fostering lifelong learning and a global perspective. As a Walker Learning School, it employs a holistic approach to education tailored to children's developmental needs.


The school serves as a community hub, offering a comprehensive program for young learners and emphasising positive relationships and life skills. With a nurturing environment and a unique coastal setting, Dodges Ferry Primary provides a safe, happy, and valued learning experience grounded in its motto, "A Caring Place."


Also close by in Sorell is the proud home to Australia's oldest continuously operating school: Sorell School. Founded in 1821, it offers Kindergarten to Year 12 education and works closely with the community. Sorell School is undertaking a mission to become an education leader with a $26 million redevelopment plan. The school is dedicated to nurturing children's curiosity and creativity, empowering them to become active, contributing members of the community and beyond.

Property prices in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania, Suburb Profile, Fall Real Estate

Property Prices in Dodges Ferry, Tasmania

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Fall Real Estate has a network of eight premier real estate offices strategically positioned throughout Southern Tasmania, providing you with convenient access to our friendly and professional agents.


For those living in or wanting to sell or purchase in Dodges Ferry and surrounds, our nearest offices are just a stone's throw away in Sorell and Lauderdale, ensuring easy connections with our dedicated team.

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