Beauty Point-Launceston (Tasmania Australia)

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2023-09-23 10:13

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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 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 the island's third-largest town After the gold rush ended, from Beauty Point was exported mainly sheep and apples.

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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 starting 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).

Port Beauty Point-Launceston cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Beauty Point-Launceston, Tasmania Australia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

17 December, 2023
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Laperouse
28 December, 2023
Ponant Cruises Cruises cruise lineLe Laperouse

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