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Midway Point
Midway Point Aerial.jpg
Aerial view with causeway
Midway Point is located in Tasmania
Midway Point
Midway Point
Coordinates 42°48′12″S 147°31′57″E / 42.80333°S 147.53250°E / -42.80333; 147.53250Coordinates: 42°48′12″S 147°31′57″E / 42.80333°S 147.53250°E / -42.80333; 147.53250
Population 2,859 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 7171
Location 5 km (3 mi) SW of Sorell
LGA(s) Sorell
Region South-east
State electorate(s) Lyons
Federal Division(s) Lyons
Suburbs around Midway Point:
Penna Penna Penna
Pitt Water Midway Point Pitt Water
Pitt Water Pitt Water Pitt Water

Midway Point is a residential locality in the local government area (LGA) of Sorell in the South-east LGA region of Tasmania. The locality is about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-west of the town of Sorell. The 2016 census provides a population of 2859 for the state suburb of Midway Point. It is located on a small peninsula with Orielton Lagoon on its eastern side and Pittwater (Tasmania) on its southern and western sides. The suburb meets the mid-way point of the Sorell Causeway from Hobart to Sorell, hence the name. Mc Gees Bridge is connected to Midway Point on the Pittwater side. The suburb lies close to Hobart International Airport and is approximately 21 km to Hobart via the Tasman Highway. In recent years Midway Point has become a popular commuter town for people working in Hobart.

Road infrastructure

Route A3 (Tasman Highway) runs through the southern tip of the locality.

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