George Town (Tasmania)Tasmania. George Town was chosen as the Northern Headquarters for Tasmania, but later abandoned in favour of Launceston. The locals claim to live in the oldest town in Australia, disqualifying Sydney and Hobart as being cities.
An entry ticket to many of the George Town attractions is available from the tourist information centre. A family ticket is available there also.
Low Head Lighthouse
Pilots Station and Museumaddress: Low HeadIt is free to wander around the site. There is a charge to enter the museum, which has themed exhibits in 5 rooms.
Watch Houseaddress: Macquarie St, George TownContains some historical displays, but primarily features a detailed diorama of how George Town looked up until 1850.
Bass and Flinders CentreContains a full working replica of the Norfolk, which is the first ship to circumnavigate Tasmania. This ship was actually used for a reenactment of the voyage. You can walk on the ship, go below decks, and really imagine what it must have been like to sail such a ship around Tasmania.
address: corner Elizabeth & Cimitiere Streets (25 Cimitiere St) 7253Two cottages to rent (Nanna's Cottage and Grove Cottage)
phone: +61 3 6382 2826address: 399 Low Head Road, Low Head9 cottages around a village green. Coxswain's cottage cafe open 9am-5pm (mains from $15).