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George Town - Cities, Towns and Localities
Sea horse from Seahorse WorldGeorge Town is a riverside township with a relaxed and mild temperate maritime climate. Established in 1804 , it is the oldest town in Australia. There are many attractions including those of historical interest, including The Grove, a fascinating colonial Georgian home that is open to the public. Visit the Mount George Lookout for sweeping views of George Town and the Tamar River, it is also the location of a restored semaphore signal mast.

The George Town municipality also has a number of fine wineries that make up the Tasmanian Wine Route. They include the famous Pipers Brook and Providence vineyards. Drop into the visitor centre for a brochure. On route you can also enjoy the local ‘in season’ fruits and cheeses at places such as Hillwood, Lalla, Lower Turners Marsh and Windermere.

Only 6 km north is Low Head, where the Tamar River meets Bass Strait. There is the Low Head Pilot Station, maritime museum and lighthouse. You can also enjoy the guided tours of the local fairy penguin colony.

Check out our listing of George Town 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.

Information Centre

George Town Visitor Information Centre
Main Road, GEORGE TOWN TAS 7253
Ph: 03 6382 1700
Fax: 03 6382 3240

George Town Attractions

The Grove
• Cnr Cimitiere & Elizabeth Sts, GEORGE TOWN TAS 7253 • Ph: 03 6382 1336 • Email
• View this fascinating colonial home, try lunch or teas in our beaut coffee shop. Ring to confirm opening times. Property also includes b&b accommodation in Nanna’s Cottage.
Mount George Lookout
• Sweeping views of George Town and the Tamar River. It is also the location of a restored semaphore signal mast.
Fairy Penguin Twilight Tours
• Nocturnal Tours have nightly guided tours of the penguin colony.
Tenth Island
• There is a boat tour with the Seal & Sea Adventure Tours to observe the colony of seals.

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George Town Tours

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Seal and Sea Adventure Tours
• GEORGE TOWN TAS 7253 • Ph: 03 6382 3452 • Mobile: 0419 357 028 • Email
• Wilderness tours from George Town out to Tenth Island, an Australian fur seal colony approximately 3 kilometres off the Tasmanian North Coast. We also run dive charter and site seeing tours from Coles Bay down to Schouten Island on Tasmanian's sunny east coast. Check out our river cruises, dive charters, fishing charters and commercial hire.
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George Town 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.

Adult passengers from George Town visiting Platypus House and Seahorse World are eligible for a discount from entry fee.
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George Town Distance

Distance to George Town
• Following are some approximate distances by road to George Town:
• Beauty Point via Batman Hwy 42
• Bridport 55
• Devonport via Beaconsfield 102
• Hobart 247
• Launceston 49
• Longford 72
• Low Head 5
• Port Sorell 89
• Scottsdale 73
• Sheffield 136
• St Helens 170
• St Marys 177
• Swansea 185
• Westbury via Launceston 85
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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