Just a short drive from Launceston on the eastern bank of the Tamar River, George Town welcomes visitors from near and far. From action-packed adventurers to relaxing weekenders, we’ve got you covered.
Tasmania’s food and drink produce is celebrated around the world, and George Town is perfectly positioned to delight in some of the best our state has to offer – from freshly caught calamari to locally produced wines and whiskies. Sip your morning coffee among the locals or enjoy a meal while soaking up the views at George Town’s many hospitality offerings.
George Town Mountain Bike Trail is a major attraction for adventure-loving visitors. With over 80 kilometres of world-class trail over two networks, choose from easy, intermediate, difficult or extreme routes. Bike hire is available in town for adults and children, and a shuttle operates uplift services for the Mount George Trails.
Learn more at www.georgetownmtbtrails.com.au
The George Town municipality has some of the best beaches Tasmania has to offer – whether you’re looking for a family-friendly area, open waters for activities, or a quiet spot to relax. Perfect for swimming, fishing, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, or simply taking in the surroundings, George Town has a beach for you.
Drive through bountiful orchards, lavender fields, berry farms and vineyards to arrive in George Town, where a range of walking trails are waiting to lead you to some of the Tamar’s Valley’s most beautiful natural sights. Take to the water snorkelling or scuba diving to find abundant marine life, or even join a penguin tour to experience the George Town penguin colony at dusk.
George Town is Australia’s third oldest settlement, with a strong maritime heritage. Embark on a self-guided tour of our many historical sites with the George Town Heritage Trail, visit one of the oldest pilot houses in Australia, and discover the stories of the local area at a range of historical and maritime museums and attractions.