Beauty Point is a port town (and the cruise port to Launceston) in north-eastern Tasmania, located at Tamar River's mouth (on Port Dalrymple, opposite from George Town) and approx 45 km (28 mi) north of Launceston City. The town's population is around 1,300. The settlement was established as the river's first deep-water port to serve the nearby Beaconsfield (gold mine town). During Tasmania's gold boom, Beaconsfield was island's third-largest town After the gold rush ended, from Beauty Point was exported mainly sheep and apples.
Beauty Point's current economy is based on commercial fishing, port activities, farming (sheep, cattle), and vine-growing. Seahorse World is a new and fully-operational seahorse farm and public education center. Beauty Point Slipway is a shipyard used for boat repairs. Also in the port is the campus of Australian Maritime College (University of Tasmania) housing over 100 students. The college has courses in seamanship and fisheries and also has its own training vessels (2 ships).
Beauty Point TAS is the start point of the annual yachting regattas "Australian Three Peaks Race" and "Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race".
Launceston is Tasmania's second-largest by population city (~70,000) - following the State's capital Hobart (~240,000).
As a cruise port, Beauty Point Tasmania was visited in 2018 (on December 16th) by the top-luxury liner Seabourn Sojourn. as part of Seabourn's 129-day World Cruise from Los Angeles (USA) to Cape Town (South Africa). The itinerary is listed below.
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A small cruise ship (max passenger capacity 60) starts a circumnavigation of Tasmania cruise on New Year's Day (December 31). According to the...December 31, 2020
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