Sandfly is a tiny suburb situated in the state of Tasmania in Australia. It belongs to the Huon Valley local government area. There are about 2692 people living in Sandfly today, 86% of which are born and raised in Australia. The other Sandfly settlers are mainly from United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, and Ireland.
The little suburb of Sandfly also shares its 7150 postcode with the other nearby towns and suburbs such as Adventure Bay, Allens Rivulet, Alonnah, Appolo Bay, Barnes Bay, Dennes Point, Gordon, Great Bay, Kaoota, Killora, Longley, Lunawanna, North Bruny, Oyster Cove, Pelverata, Simpsons Bay, South Bruny, and Upper Woodstock.
Name Derivation and History
The word sandfly is a colloquial term for a blood-sucking Dipteran. In Australia, the insects referred to as sandflies are correctly named biting midges. Biting midges, especially those belonging to the Forcipomyia tasmani species, are very abundant in the area. read more
The little suburb of Sandfly is located in the town of Huonville and it is relatively near Huon River.
One of the most popular attractions near the area is the Abalone Adventures that is located along Sandfly Road. It offers a very scenic area where people from all over the world can collect their very own abalone. Abalone is a group of shellfish or marine snails that also goes by the names ear shells, haliotis, sea ears, Venus' ears, muttonfish, and muttonshells.
Sandfly is just around 23 km away from the Tasmanian state capital of Hobart. A simple route from Hobart to Sandfly is a drive along Macquarie Street to Campbell Street, Davey Street, Southern Outlet, Huon Highway exit, Huon Highway, and Sandfly Road. The drive from Hobart to Sandfly usually takes only a little over 20 minutes. The nearby airports include the HBA of Hobart, located around 31 km northeast of Sandfly and the LST of Launceston, located around 160 km north of Sandfly. Other people prefer a ride through the Sandfly tramway.
The list of recreational activities enjoyed by tourists and locals alike in Sandfly's Abalone Adventures include fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and marine sightseeing. Some people also enjoy having picnics and barbecues in the area.
Other towns and suburbs in the nearby area that also offers numerous recreational activities, amazing attractions, great geographical wonders, and warm Australian hospitality include Grove, Leslie Vale, Lower Longley, and Margate.