Destination Focus – Tamar Valley

Launceston, Swan Bay, Greens Beach, Beaconsfield, George Town

Destination Focus – Tamar Valley

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Launceston

Tasmania’s second largest city, at the start of the Tamar Valley, Launceston is a vibrant, friendly and colourful place, rich in heritage, culture and fun.  You can relax at the friendly Basin Pool at the edge of the Cataract Gorge, ride the longest single span chairlift in Tasmania, cruise the Tamar River, stroll the gardens of City Park or simply admire the beautiful architecture of the local buildings like Albert Hall and Customs House.

Launceston is home to one of Tasmania’s best known brewery’s, Boags.  It also boasts Aurora stadium, which features a number of AFL matches every year.  The local demographic is wide ranging, from young families, students studying at the UTAS facilities, and elderly people enjoying the friendly pace of life.   

Swan Bay

If you are looking for a small acreage in a quiet, semi-rural location not too far from Launceston, Swan Bay is a great place to start.  Located on the Eastern side of the Tamar River, a selection of recent land releases provide a smorgasbord of blank canvases for budding home builders.  The East Tamar is a popular region for orchards and vineyards alike.

The majority of properties in Swan Bay receive generous views of the Tamar Valley.  Think morning mist rising over the river, serene golden sunsets in the evening, and the peaceful call of the water birds ringing in the air!  Swan Bay is less than 20 minutes drive from Launceston CBD, so access to services is plentiful and convenient.

Greens Beach

A small holiday town at the mouth of the Tamar River, Greens Beach is a popular Christmas destination for Tasmanian families.  Greens Beach itself is a long flat beach, safe and fun for young and old alike.  There is a small store with all the essentials you need, a manicured 9 hole golf course, and some great bushwalking opportunities in the surrounding Narawntapu National Park.

Beaconsfield

Best known for its iconic gold mine, Beaconsfield is a bustling little town on the western side of the Tamar River.  In town the small blocks and older properties offer some great opportunities for savvy home buyers, while the surrounding farming districts of Sidmouth, Glengarry and Flowery Gully provide some ideal properties for hobby farmers and tree changers

George Town

A semi industrial town on the Eastern side of the mouth of the Tamar River, George Town is built just north of the major heavy industry and port of Bell Bay.  George Town is a sizable town with shopping, schools and other services available, and an easy 40 minute drive south to Launceston.  Just north of George Town is the historic Low Head area, complete with lighthouse and historic buildings.  From George Town you can enjoy easy access to the beautiful beaches of Tasmania’s North-East Coast