Situated at the mouth of the Tamar River and bordering Bass Strait, George Town offers visitors the opportunity to experience gourmet food and wine, historic buildings, beautiful scenery, unique wildlife and a range of activities to suit the whole family.
Provincial Tamar is full of nature based experiences and you will be surrounded with opportunities to breathe the famous clean air, enjoy stunning views and watch wildlife in its natural habitat.
The fantastic Barnbougle Dunes golf course is a short drive away.
The vineyards of Provincial Tamar have been responsible for re-writing the wine guides since their sparkling wines entered the market, indistinguishable from vintage Champagne. Single varietals Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc will also impress any wine novice or expert. The Tamar Valley wine route connects the vineyards , which even for non-wine drinkers are fascinating places to explore.
Orchards and berry farms provide plenty of fresh local produce to enjoy with your Tamar wines, beers and ciders.
Australia’s oldest town, true or false? With only the settlements of Sydney (1798) and Hobart (1803) being older, George Town now stands as Australia’s oldest town since the others have become cities. There are many great stories from our history and the best way to enjoy these is with the Heritage Attraction Pass, available from the Visitor Information Centre and participating attractions:
Bass and Flinders Centre
Low Head Maritime Museum
George Town Watch House
History is everywhere in Provincial Tamar and an easy way to discover it is with the George Town Heritage Trail, a free brochure available from the Visitor Information Centre and shops and cafes.