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Beauty Point - Cities, Towns and Localities

The small township of Beauty Point is located some 45 km north west of Launceston, on the West Tamar Highway.

The township was originally established as the first deepwater port on the Tamar River, servicing the nearby gold mine town of Beaconsfield. With the ending of the gold rush, it became an apple centre for the north eastern apple growing district.

Situated on Port Dalrymple at the mouth of the Tamar River, Beauty Point is also a major fishing town, whilst the produce of the surrounding region include sheep, cattle and vineyards.

The original Beauty Point wharf was demolished and replaced by the Australian Maritime College which houses over 100 residential students, studying seamanship and fishing.

Check out our listing of Beauty Point accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Beauty Point Attractions

Platypus House
• Inspection Head Wharf, 200 Flinders St, BEAUTY POINT TAS 7304
• Ph: 03 6383 4884 • Fax: 03 6383 4260 • Email
• See the world’s strangest animal LIVE, Up close and personal. A living world experience at your fingertips. Tasmanian Platypuses... marvel at this LIVE display of Tasmania wildlife.

Platypus House is a unique Tasmanian attraction being the only venue where visitors may watch Tasmanian Platypuses in an indoor setting.
Seahorse WorldSeahorse World
• Shed 1A, Inspection Head Wharf, BEAUTY POINT TAS 7270 • Ph: 03 6383 4111 • Fax: 03 6383 4888 • Email

• A unique facility designed to give visitors an educational experience and includes: a tour of a high tech working seahorse farm, from brood stock/nursery to grow out tanks; a boutique class aquarium featuring seahorses, sea dragons, pipefish, fresh water endangered species and a touch pool for the kids; an aquaculture interpretation centre and theatrette; Australian Maritime Environment Centre.
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Beauty Point Events

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Three Peaks Race
• March/April - commences Good Friday
• The Three Peaks Race is a action packed annual event that includes a sailing component and a runners component. This non-stop event commences at Beauty Point and finishes in Hobart, on the Derwent River. The event takes in the length of the beautiful east coast, including Flinders Island and the Freycinet Peninsula, and is popular event for competitors, families, tourists, and locals.

The sailing component of the race is 335 nautical miles divided into three legs of 90, 145 and 100 miles. It offers the crew a chance to relax and socialise at the end of each leg while the runners do their stuff.

The running component is where members of each team have to scale Mount Strzelecki, Mount Freycinet and Mount Wellington. This unique combination of two disparate disciplines provides for a challenging event.
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Beauty Point Tours

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Shuttlefish Ferry River Cruises and Charters
• 10 Eton St, BEAUTY POINT TAS • Ph: 03 6383 4479 • Mobile: 0412 485 611
• Charters can be arranged any time outside the regular cruise schedule. day or evening. Why not take your friends for lunch or dinner to a venue across the river by boat? Its great fun! 
Tea-houses and restaurants close to the five public pontoons at Beauty Pt, George Town, Inspection Head, Kelso, York Cove, Clarence Pt.
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Beauty Point Transport

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Shuttlefish Ferry River Cruises
• 10 Eton St, BEAUTY POINT TAS • Ph: 03 6383 4479 • Mobile: 0412 485 611
• The local ferry service between Beauty Point and George Town is a handy way to cross the Tamar River. It also offers charters to Low Head and Bell Bay. Check their website for schedule timetable and charter information.
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Beauty Point Distance

Distance to Beauty Point
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Beauty Point:
• Beaconsfield 5
• Burnie 106
• Clarence Point 11
• Cradle Mountain 134
• Deloraine 64
• Devonport 61
• Evandale 64
• Exeter 22
• Freycinet Peninsula 218
• George Town 40
• Hobart 242
• Kelso 15
• Launceston 46
• Longford 68
• Low Head 45
• Mole Creek 88
• Penguin 90
• Port Arthur 293
• Richmond 216
• Riverside 41
• Rosevears 28
• Ross 123
• Sheffield 74
• Smithton 190
• Stanley 184
• Strahan 258
• Table Cape 129
• Ulverstone 78
• Westbury 50
• Wynyard 124
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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