George Town

George Town - Launceston Region - Tasmania

Tassie's oldest town, George Town can be located 50 kilometres north of Launceston and celebrates a wonderful maritime history with an operational Pilot Station, built by convicts in 18O5. After exploring the station, take a tour and marvel at the world's smallest penguins as they scurry across the shore to the comfort of their nests each night. The information centre is housed in the Old Watch House Museum where visitors are welcome to come and browse the craft shop and history room. Wander over to the picturesque York Cove for restaurants and other activities.

The port officer and magistrate of the settlement, Mathew Friend, resided in a classic Georgian stone house which is now a main attraction in George Town called 'The Grove', well worth a visit. There is accommodation in town for visitors and there are plenty of nearby attractions, Hillwood Strawberry Farm, the goldmining settlement of Lefroy, seal tours, wineries, Mt George Lookout and fantastic fishing opportunities at Curries River Dam and Lake Lauriston.


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