Bridport, Northern Tasmania, 2010. Bridport in Tasmania’s north east is a popular holiday destination overlooking Anderson Bay. Surrounded by bushland reserves, white sand and the sloping vines of Pipers Brook wineries, Bridport is an ideal place to unwind.
The town’s population of 1,350 almost triples in summer when holidaymakers flock to the beach. Bridport’s main industries are tourism, vegetable farming and fishing. Local specialties are scallops, lobster and trout from Australia’s first freshwater rainbow trout farm. Bridport is also a port for the Matthew Flinders cargo vessel, which travels to Port Welshpool in Victoria and Flinders Island.
In spring, the wildflowers and birds are prolific in the Granite Point Coastal Reserve and Bridport Wildflower Reserve. Other nearby reserves have spectacular coastal views, waterfalls, white sand dunes and native wildlife.