Margate Tourism & Travel
Situated in the South East region of Tasmania, Margate is some 23kms south of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania and 216kms south of Launceston. The peaceful, small seaside town of Margate provides an escape from the city or vice versa. With close proximity to the capital city of Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, the many wonderful attractions on the Huon Trail, beautiful beaches, and the rugged landscape of Hartz Mountains National Park, Margate is an ideal base to explore the delights of the South East region of Tasmania. In the municipality of the Kingborough Council, Margate has a population of 1368 souls.
Tasmanias last passenger train, The Tasman Limited is permanently stationed at Margate. The former carriages now contain tourist, antique and craft shops and historical displays. Situated behind the historic train, the Inverawe Native Gardens are comprised of beautifully landscaped gardens, nature trails, stunning views and abundant bird life.
Many great swimming beaches are situated around the nearby Kingston Township including Kingston Beach and Blackmans Bay Beach. Coningham Beach, just a short drive south of Margate also offers good swimming.
Margate - Near by
North of Margate, Wellington Park provides a road to the summit of Mount Wellington, offering spectacular views. The Township of Margate is also within close proximity to the Huon Trail, exploring all the sights and delights of the Huon Valley. Fine food and wine, historic buildings and sites, art and craft shops, bushwalks, and water sporting opportunities are just some of the attractions along the trail. For a more metropolitan experience, the vibrant capital city of Hobart is only some 23kms away.
National Park Hartz Mountains
Just over an hours drive west of Margate, Hartz Mountains National Park is comprised of alpine flora and rugged countryside, creating a bushwalkers paradise. The National Park was the training ground for Sir Edmund Hilary, the first man to climb Mt Everest. He described the snow covered 1255-mtr high Hartz Peak as some of the wildest and most spectacular scenery.
Today, Margates main industries consist of agriculture, fishing, and service industries for commercial enterprises such as the Tassal fish factory and the Austal shipyard.