Lauderdale, Tasmania, Suburb Profile
Lauderdale is an attractive beachside village with much to offer. It has a fantastic range of gourmet shopping and dining options and provides for medical, gardening, and recreational needs. There is a beautiful coastal walk that stretches from Seven Mile Beach to Cremorne, which is approximately 20 kilometres long.
The Lauderdale Canal is a popular destination featuring walking tracks, BBQ facilities, and a skate park for children. There are plenty of amenities nearby, and the Hobart CBD is less than 19 km away.
Many beautifully designed homes are available in Lauderdale, so you can move in and enjoy the beachside lifestyle without the hassle. Some properties along the coast offer private access to the Lauderdale beaches, making them an attractive choice to locals and interstate buyers wanting a beach lifestyle.
Where is Lauderdale, Tasmania?
Lauderdale is conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from Hobart’s city fringe. It is a picturesque area that connects Oakdowns and Roches Beach to Sandford and is home to approximately 2,500 residents. The community is known for being friendly, and the neighbourhood is peaceful.
Lauderdale is particularly advantageous for frequent travellers, as it is only a 15-minute drive from the airport.
Lauderdale, Tasmania to Hobart: 25 mins drive, 19.1 km
Population of 2,592 in the 2021 Census.
Real estate in Lauderdale
Lauderdale is home to many stunning beachfront properties boasting expansive views of Frederick Henry Bay and Mount Wellington, Kunanyi. With uninterrupted water views over Lauderdale Beach or Mays Beach, many of these properties offer exceptional comfort and outdoor areas with minimal maintenance.
While most properties in the area are stand-alone dwellings with three or more bedrooms, units and townhouses are also available. Whether you prefer a quaint seaside cottage, a modern house or small mansion, or a large suburban block, ample options are available.
While investment properties may have a small market due to only 15% of residents renting homes in the region, there are opportunities for renovating and redevelopment.
Roches Beach Living retirement lifestyle village is located in Lauderdale and offers 53 townhouses, each with 2-3 bedrooms, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
With several shopping hubs and restaurants nearby and close proximity to the beach and canal, this location offers convenient living and a relaxed beach lifestyle.
Featured Lauderdale properties sold by Fall Real Estate:
5 Coolahra Street, Lauderdale, Tas 7021
SOLD - $765k
60 Balook Street, Lauderdale, Tas 7021
SOLD - $1.08m
79 Balook Street, Lauderdale, Tas 7021
SOLD - $1.2m
2/52 North Terrace, Lauderdale, Tas 7021
SOLD - $780k
Transport availability in Lauderdale
There are several transportation options available for travelling to and around Lauderdale, including bus, taxi, car, bike, boat and jetski, skateboarding and walking.
The local bus service, Metro, offers affordable fares and a variety of routes throughout the day. The Metro bus travels from Seven Mile Beach to Lauderdale, from Roches Beach Road through Bangalee Street and back to South Arm Road via South Terrace. To view the network map for Hobart East, you can download it here.
If you are driving, it will only take 25 minutes to get from Lauderdale to the city outside peak hour. A bus will take around 45 minutes to get to the city centre.
Things to do in Lauderdale
Lauderdale is a wonderful place to reside, with a myriad of activities to indulge in. You can enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, breathtaking sunrises over the water, natural surroundings, and sightings of dolphins, sea eagles and occasional whales. You can also take walks through the coastal bush and spot pademelons, potoroos, and echidnas. For those who love water sports, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sailing are popular activities.
Bayview Park is a favourite among children and has beach access. At this park, your children will enjoy playing on spring riders, swings, a slide, and a fireman's pole. There are barbecues available on a first-come, first-served basis, and all barbecues are free of charge.
Another small park with beach access is Epping Park, with a slide, swings and a seesaw, and picnic table and barbeque facilities.
You can also find a 3.8km walking track linking Cremorne and Lauderdale along the coastline, with beautiful views along the way. It is a great way for the locals to get their daily exercise.
Kayakers and model boat enthusiasts frequently visit the Ralphs Bay Canal, a shallow bay located on the southeast of the Derwent Estuary. The bay is sheltered by the low, grassy hills of Droughty Point to the northwest.
You can visit Harmony Garden Centre for a wide selection of indoor and outdoor plants. Don't miss their monthly market every first Saturday, where you can connect with the community, make new acquaintances, and show your support for local businesses.
If you enjoy trying new things and have an appreciation for the visual impact of stained glass windows, you can participate in leadlight and copperfoil workshops for beginners and experienced individuals conducted at the Morley Leadlights studio. Contact Ruth for more information.
“Leadlight, sometimes referred to as Stained Glass, is the art of cutting pieces of coloured glass and assembling each piece together with lead to form a picture, scene or design.” Ruth Morley
Hobart Archers is an excellent way to spend a day out with your family. They offer outdoor target shooting, field shooting and clout events at their Lauderdale grounds year-round and have an indoor target at Mt Nelson during winter.
If you are looking for more outdoor activities with your family, Hobart Paintball is not too far from Lauderdale in Cambridge.
Nature and recreation spots in Lauderdale
For those who love spending time outdoors, there are several great spots to explore in Lauderdale. The Roscommon Reserve, also known as the Lauderdale Wetlands Track, is a 15-20 minute leisurely walk around the perimeter of the wetlands. This area boasts a vibrant ecosystem of insects, birds, native mammals, and fish created by filtering excess water through native rushes and sedges.
The Tangara Trail, which connects to the wetlands track, offers a vast network of recreational trails through bushland, coastal reserves, and rural areas spanning 250 km between Seven Mile Beach and South Arm. For more information, click here.
Roches Beach is a popular spot for locals, with a 3.5 km stretch of sandy beach and great swell. Another great beach, although it has no direct public access, is Mays Beach which is moderately sheltered and boasts a 1-kilometre curved beach, with Richardson Hill rising behind the northern half. Lauderdale Rock Beach is a small, rocky beach that locals love to explore and create small rock sculptures on.
Lauderdale Oval, also known as Lauderdale Sports Ground, is primarily used for football and cricket. The oval, where many children have grown up playing footy, has become an important part of their lives and continues to bring the community together.
The popular Lauderdale Skatepark and Recreation Area is located in the centre of Lauderdale. This skatepark offers its skaters a concrete street course, fun box, grind, rail and ramp, with some shelter. A great place for teenagers and adults wanting to practise their tricks and connect with other locals.
The Girl Guides Tasmania’s Orana Camp is established on 31 acres of natural bushland with abundant bird life and native fauna. The Orana Camp offers a range of accommodations and facilities for various groups and events.
Lauderdale locals enjoy other outdoor recreational spots such as the Lauderdale boat ramp, canal jetty, and canal barbeque area.
Dining in Lauderdale
Lauderdale offers a variety of dining options, modern cafes and bakeries.
One popular spot for locals is The Foreshore Hotel, which sits on the edge of Ralph’s Bay and offers contemporary accommodation, food, drinks and entertainment. They have a family-friendly atmosphere and various amenities, such as a bistro, sports bar, playground and beer garden.
Along North Terrace and with the prime view of Ralphs Bay Canal, you will find Driftwood Restaurant, which offers a selection of local, seasonal produce. They have a short but exciting menu that they change regularly, so their locals are always in for a new treat!
At the entrance to the hub of Lauderdale, The Altitude, for more special occasion meals or functions, is situated! From your table, you can enjoy the stunning views of Ralphs Bay and taste the finest fresh and local ingredients while creating memories that will last a lifetime!
If you are looking for a warm and inviting cafe with an all-day breakfast, Angie Sue has all you need to satisfy your coffee and food cravings! They are a cafe and wine bar located on the main road of Lauderdale, with woodfired pizza on the menu!
Windy’s Bakehouse Cafe and Takeaway is also on the main road through Lauderdale, taking advantage of the water view. They have you covered with fish, chips, croissants, hot pies, fresh bread, and more.
You will also find Thai Food Takeaway within the main hub of Lauderdale. They deliver to your home if you live locally and have been known to even deliver to your car! You can also feed your family at @Rice, an Asian Fusion Restaurant that serves rice, noodle, pan-fried dumplings, sushi and their specialty Gua Bao. Check out their menu here.
Shopping in Lauderdale
You can enjoy the convenience of all your necessities along Lauderdale’s main street, South Arm Road, or within easy walking distance. You will come across a Hill Street grocer, TCM Market, Amcal Pharmacy, Eastern Shore Doctors, Hobart Pathology, Lauderdale Post Office, a newsagency, hairdressers and our local Fall Real Estate.
Are you a lover of plants? Lauderdale’s Harmony Garden Centre has a wealth of knowledge, providing its customers with healthy plants and informative gardening articles. They also host special events, like Dirty Weekend, held in June 2023, with expert talks and workshops.
For beach sports enthusiasts or those looking to try something new, Jay Sails is the go-to shop in Lauderdale. They offer paddles, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and stand-up paddleboards.
Need leadlight panels for your windows, doors, or cabinets? Morley Leadlights in Lauderdale sells them, along with mirrors, lampshades, and glass suncatchers. You can even get repairs for your stained glass items. They also sell art glass, supplies, tools, and materials for your leadlight and copperfoil work.
Lauderdale is less than 15 minutes from Eastlands, Tasmania’s largest shopping centre. You will find over 90 well-known stores here, including kmart, big w, Woolworths and Coles, JB Hi-Fi, Specsavers, Sportsgirl and across the road, the Gold Class Village Cinemas.
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Community Clubs in Lauderdale
If you are passionate about football, you don’t have to travel far for your weekly fix. The Lauderdale Football Club is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the local community.
The local learn-to-swim centre, SwimKamp, has been specifically designed to meet the needs of parents and swimmers alike, including the separate viewing area with floor-to-ceiling windows for easy viewing of the pool. In addition, the pool has been separated into two sections, with the depth designed to accommodate swimmers as young as toddlers through to confident swimmers.
The Tasmanian Equestrian Centre is 300 acres situated in Equestrian Drive, Lauderdale. You can sign up to be a member and utilise the different spaces provided, including the dressage park, show jumping park with inbuilt banks, a cross-country course and fenced grass arenas.
Just a few minutes north of Roches Beach is the Lauderdale Yacht Club. The club provides sail training to beginners and experienced youth and adults and hosts Sunday afternoon races in the warmer months for experienced sailors.
Schools in Lauderdale
Lauderdale Primary School is situated within Lauderdale. Their mission is to provide every student at Lauderdale with opportunities to continue learning, reach their potential, and contribute positively to the wider school community.
Bayview Secondary College, the local high school, is located just five minutes from the centre of Lauderdale in the neighbouring area of Rokeby. You will also find John Paul II Catholic School and Emmanuel Christian School in Rokeby. Public and private bus services are available.
If you are looking for childcare centres or afterschool and holiday programs, the Discovery Early Learning Centre is next door to Lauderdale Primary.
“We are dedicated to providing high-quality early education programs for children in a safe, secure, challenging and nurturing environment that is rich, flexible and encourages learning, curiosity, creativity and exploration.” Discovery Early Learning Centre.
You will also find Lauderdale’s Grasshoppers Play Centre, an Early Learning Play Centre for 3 to 5-year-olds, just a short walk from the beach.
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