Attractions in George Town


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Seahorse World

Seahorse World, George Town, Country Airstrips Australia

All around the world, crowds gather to admire our seahorses in our famous aquariums.  But you can get much closer to these mysterious creatures at our completely unique facility at Beauty Point, in Tasmania’s beautiful Tamar Valley, just 45 minutes from Launceston or Devonport.

Our working seahorse farm gives you unique access to these magical creatures. An educational tour will lead you through The Cave of the Seahorse, working Seahorse Farm and the Wonders of the Southern Ocean Aquarium, ending with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hold a beautiful seahorse in the palm of your hand!

Address: Shed 1A, Inspection Head Wharf, 200 Flinders Street, Beauty Point
Phone: (03) 6383 4111

George Town Watch House

George Town Watch House, Country Airstrips Australia

The Watch House at George Town in Northern Tasmania is the historic old Gaol site.

Featuring a range of display’s conveying the regions rich history, the present building was built in 1843 and was reopened in 2004 as part of George Town’s Bicentenary of European settlement. It features a wonderful model village which allows visitors to imagine what early nineteenth century life was like in George Town, and an acclaimed ‘Departures & Arrivals’ display describes the Female Factories and links to the convict experience. Visitors can enter a primitive cell to get an idea of the tough life of prisoners awaiting trial or view the changing displays featuring the best in Tasmanian arts and crafts. The Community History Room contains a wealth of local information for historians and those researching their ancestry.

Whether you are a local, former resident or first-time visitor to George Town, you are sure to find something of interest at The Watch House.

Address: Cnr Macquarie & Sorrell Sts, GEORGE TOWN 7253
Phone: (03) 6382 4466

Bay Of Fires Wines

Bay of Fires Winery, Country Airstrips Australia

Bay of Fires Wines offer award-winning wines and are located at Pipers River in Tasmania’s north.

The wine reflects the courage and care of a dedicated group of Tasmanian winegrowers and the vision and spirit of our winemaking team. Sample the superb award winning-wines in elegant and tranquil surrounds.

The winery offers cheese platters, wines by the glass, illy coffee and T2 teas. A new and exciting range of wines awaits you at Bay of Fires Wines, which is also home to Arras, Australia’s prestige sparkling wine.

Address: 40 Baxters Rd, PIPERS RIVER 7252
Phone: (03) 6382 7622