Beauty Point Tourism & Travel
Beauty Point Australia
Located in the North East region of Tasmania, Beauty Point lies on the western shore of the Tamar River, some 45kms north of Launceston and 251kms north of Hobart the capital of Tasmania. The charming little fishing and boating town has rolling hills, beautiful river views, and is in close proximity to the secluded sandy beaches of Narawntapu National Park. In the municipality of the Tamar Council, Beauty Point is comprised of 1,116 souls.
Beauty Point Attractions
Fishing and boating are popular pastimes at Beauty Point; however the major attractions are Seahorse World and Platypus House where you can get up close and personal to the amazing creatures.
Beauty Point Beaches
Located just northwest of Beauty Point are many secluded sandy beaches such as Greens Beach and Bakers Beach within Narawntapu National Park, and Sandy Beach which provides safe swimming.
Beauty Point Events
The annual Three Peaks Race begins at Beauty Point before touring around the east of Tasmania. The yachting and running event is a true family fun day incorporating many childrens activities and food & wine from the Tamar Valley.
Beauty Point - Near by
Just south of Beauty Point is the locality of the historic mining town of Beaconsfield. The Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre provides an insight into the 19th century Tasmanian gold mine, including the rich history of the Tamar Valley.
The Tamar Valley Wine Route is easily accessed via Beaconsfield. The well-established wine region produces widely acclaimed cool-climate wines and the accompanying restaurants serving delicious fine food.
National Park - Narawntapu
Adjoining Bass Strait and just northwest of Beauty Point, Narawntapu National Park is renowned for its abundant wildlife and beautiful sandy beaches. Horse riding and waterskiing are popular, as well as the many bushwalking tracks throughout Narawntapu National Park.
Beauty Point History
Originally the first deep water port on the Tamar River, Beauty Point was established to service the nearby gold mining town of Beaconsfield. When the gold rush came to an end, the Township of Beauty Point became an apple exporting centre.
Beauty Point Today
No longer a major port servicing Beaconsfield, Beauty Points economic life still lies within its current port facilities. In place of the original wharf, The Australian Maritime College provides courses in fisheries and seamanship.