With its penguin rookeries and rich maritime history, George Town is Australia’s third oldest city following Sydney and Hobart. Located along the banks of the Tamar River only 40 minutes north from Launceston, George Town is a holiday destination that boasts many of Tasmania’s tourist attractions either in the heart of the city or within its surrounds for you to take in while you are here. Enjoy the heritage, culinary delights, wine, cheeses, history and sights. Visit wineries for the day and stop off at vineyard restaurants for lunch, take to the skies for scenic flights or explore the National Parks and wilderness on the back of a horse or perhaps a sightseeing tour which will take you to places that you probably didn’t even know existed are just the beginning of what you will have to look forward to in George Town.
Get up close to the fury penguins that make their daily procession up the beach to their nests come nightfall, spend time at the water’s edge with the kids for a day in the glorious sun and the whole family will thoroughly enjoy Grindelwald Swiss Village, mazes, Seahorse World and many more attractions around George Town. No matter what you are interested in and how you wish to spend your time in George Town, you will thoroughly enjoy every minute you spend here. Visit the Hillwood Strawberry Farm, take time to board a food and wine tour which will have you taste testing your way through the region or soak up the maritime history and heritage that is every present here in the city in the museums and historic sites that are scattered throughout the city.
Cruise the waterways or go bush walking, cycle your way around to enjoy George Town at a slower pace or perhaps fill your days with seeing historic attractions such as Batman Bridge, Paterson Monument, Windermere Church, Brady’s Lookout or Supply River Flour Mill Ruins which all tell the fascinating past that makes up some of the history of George Town. Dine out for breakfast, lunch and dinner at any of the cafes, eateries and restaurants whether it is in the heart of the city or along the waterfront, choose from many different types of accommodation that will perfectly suite all travellers whatever your budget might be and plan a holiday with a difference.
Spend the day out on the water within York Cove, climb Mount George or do some fishing out on the Bass Straight! Picnic areas line the waterfront with electric BBQ’s and foreshore playgrounds for the whole family to enjoy, underwater coral gardens are waiting to be explored on diving and snorkelling adventures and top notch golf courses are the perfect way to finish of the day. Take in the sights and delights of Tasmanian's George Town, enjoy a relaxed holiday unlike any other, have a holiday at the beach and explore many numerous famous attractions that surround George Town.
There is everything here for the perfect trip away all at your fingertips! Accommodation, tours, attractions, activities and adventure all for the taking... What more could you ask for out of a number one holiday destination. George Town will surprise and delight you from the moment you arrive.