George Town

Petrol and Oil Restaurant, Licensed Restaurant or Hotel counter meals Refreshments Accommodation Camping Area Caravan Park Liquor Supplies Public Toilets Boat Ramp BBQ Picnic Area Staffed Tasmanian Visitor Information Centre

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DISTANCES: Launceston 51Km, Bell Bay 6Km, Batman Bridge 24Km, Bridport 57Km

Nestled at the mouth of the picturesque Tamar Valley, George Town is the gateway to a region rich in history and natural beauty. 

As Australia’s third oldest settlement, after Sydney and Hobart, George Town offers a wide variety of historic experiences. Take a self-guided tour of the historic sites and buildings in the area with a Heritage Trail map (available at the Visitor Information Centre). Enjoy George Town’s heritage at the historic Georgian open home, The Grove (circa 1830).  Also worth a look is the Paterson Monument, marking the spot where, in 1804, Lt. Colonel Paterson took possession of Northern Tasmania in the name of King George III.  And to put this all into perspective, take a drive up Mt George for stunning views from the lookout.

With its range of accommodation, George Town is the perfect base for your exploration of the East Tamar region. The industrial region of Bell Bay, quiet resort towns of Bellingham and Weymouth, fruit producing village of Hillwood, historic Low Head, and the internationally-acclaimed wine-growing Piper’s Brook region are just a short drive away.