Franklin - TAS



DEG: -43.08884 147.00906
DMS: 43º 05' 19.83" S 147º 00' 32.63" E
UTM: 55 G 5229320mN 500737mE
Altitude: 20.76m


Place Type

Population - Town


7.15kms SouthWest of Huonville
8.83kms NorthWest of Cygnet
19.93kms West of Kettering
163.6kms SouthEast of Queenstown

Address & Contact

9-13 Old Rd
Franklin TAS 7113
Phone: +613 6264 0300


Franklin is located on the west shore of the Huon River, south west from Hobart and just south of Huonville. It was named after Sir John Franklin who originally owned the area before it was broken up into smaller holdings. It is part of the Huon Valley Council area with a population of a bit over 300.

In earlier times it was a thriving river port with its own shipping connection to Hobart courtesy of Sir John Franklin's ketch "Huon Pine". The town went into decline after a road was built to Hobart and Huonville became more prominent. In recent years it has become a destination for mainland "sea changers", many of whom have taken up residence in the area. Much of the old town remains.

Biannually the Wooden Boat Centre, a non profit enterprise that teaches wooden boat building skills, hosts a wooden boat festival which draws many tourists to this world class facility.
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Closest Weather Station

Grove at 01/07:30pm EDT
Distance from Franklin 12.61km NE
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Closest Climatic Station

Geeveston (Cemetery Road)
Distance from Franklin 11.18km SW
Mean Max. °C21.722.120.117.314.512.312.113.014.716.418.319.9
Mean Min. °C9.
Mean Rain mm56.050.354.664.569.872.490.7104.394.090.870.070.5

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