The small township of Beauty Point is located some 45 km north west of
Launceston, on the West Tamar Highway.
The township was originally established as the first deepwater port on the
Tamar River, servicing the nearby gold mine town of Beaconsfield. With the
ending of the gold rush, it became an apple centre for the north eastern apple
Situated on Port Dalrymple at the mouth of the Tamar River,
Beauty Point is also a major fishing town, whilst the produce of the surrounding
region include sheep, cattle and vineyards.
The original Beauty Point wharf
was demolished and replaced by the Australian Maritime College which houses over 100
residential students, studying seamanship and fishing.