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Beauty Point is a port town in north-eastern Tasmania, located at Tamar River's mouth (on Port Dalrymple, opposite from George Town) and approx 45 km (28 ml) north of Launceston. Town's population is around 1,300. The settlement was established as 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 were 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 educational 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".
As 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.
Port Beauty Point 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, Tasmania. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|19 December, 2020|