Beauty Point Tasmania
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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. Home to the world-first Seahorse aquarium and Platypus House it was also the first deep water port on the Tamar River, originally created to service Beaconsfield during the early mining days, and is also a major fishing town.
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 the starting point for Tasmania’s iconic Three Peaks Race.
Things to do in Beauty Point
Tasmania’s Seahorse World
Book a tour at this world first aquarium and marvel at the beauty and serenity of these amazing creatures.
Come and see Poppy the Platypus or Thomas the Echidna! There’s also a café and gift shop and don’t forget your camera!
Beauty Point 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 Hertz.
Travel Times & Distances to Beaconsfield
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
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