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Here be dragons. There are guaranteed sightings of seadragons and seahorses, platypuses and echidnas at Beauty Point.

Set on the wharf on kanamaluka / River Tamar, Seahorse World is the world's first seahorse aquarium, with a star cast of delicate seahorses and seadragons. The centre is dedicated to breeding and protecting these tiny creatures. The neighbouring Platypus House is home to Australia’s intriguing egg-laying mammals, the shy platypus and echidna.  

Fancy a little human interaction? Choose from more than 20 wineries and cellar doors around Beauty Point, including many small, family-owned vineyards where growers will happily chat over a tasting. 

For a stay out of the ordinary, bunker down for the night in Sidmouth in a transparent dome at Domescapes in the Vines, or take camping to the next level with the luxury tents of Wington’s Glamping – complete with Persian carpets and steamer trunks – on the water’s edge at Clarence Point.

Where

Beauty Point is a 45min drive (48km) north-west of Launceston.

 

Insider tips
  • Take a breather with tea and scones loaded with Tasmanian jams and cream, and watch life on kanamaluka / River Tamar at The Cormorant cafe inside Seahorse World.
  • Tuck into wild-caught seafood at The River Café, on the river’s edge. 

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