Beauty Point

Home to Sealife on the Tamar River

Region: Launceston & North

Home to Sealife on the Tamar River

What to do in Beauty Point Tasmania

Located on the western bank of the beautiful Tamar River, Beauty Point is a quaint little town located less than 1 hour’s drive north of Launceston on the West Tamar Highway. It was the first deep water port on the Tamar River, originally created to service Beaconsfield – as it was the third largest town in Tasmania during the early mining days. The original port was demolished and replaced by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) campus which has two training vessels it launches there.
The town’s other main wharf is now home to the world’s first seahorse aquarium, Seahorse World, as well as the neighbouring Platypus House – home to Platypus and Echidnas.

Beauty Point is a great starting point for a tour of the 20 award-winning wineries and cellar doors in the fertile West Tamar region

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) has one of its Tasmanian campuses in Beauty Point and teaches courses ranging from seamanship to fisheries management. The AMC also includes residence for around 100 students. Beauty Point is directly opposite George Town (on the other side of the river) and is a great starting point for a tour of more than 20 award-wining wineries and cellar doors in the fertile West Tamar region.

Things to do around Beauty Point Tasmania

Tasmania’s Seahorse World

Book a tour at this world first aquarium and marvel at the beauty and serenity of these amazing creatures.

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Platypus House

Come and see Poppy the Platypus or Thomas the Echidna! There’s also a café and gift shop and don’t forget your camera!

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Beauty Point Tasmania Campervan & Motorhome Parks

Beauty Point Tourist Park

There are powered sites available for your rental campervan or motorhome with free hot showers and an excellent range of amenities. Cottages and cabins are also available if you’re renting a car from AutoRent.

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Travel Times & Distances to Beauty Point Tasmania

From Launceston: app. 50 minutes – 50kms
From Devonport: app. 1 hour 5 minutes – 73kms
From Hobart: app. 3 hours 10 minutes – 250kms

Visitor Information & Booking Centre

Tamar Visitor Centre Exeter

Address: 81 Main Rd, Exeter, 7275
Phone: (03) 6394 4454