Where industry and lifestyle seamlessly converge
Bell Bay is is located near to the township of George Town, Australia's third-oldest settlement after Sydney and Hobart. Well known for its temperate weather, superb wineries, and pristine beaches, George Town located in the picturesque Tamar Valley region, offers its residents a level of liveability and opportunity that is difficult to surpass. Add to this the quality primary and secondary education that exists in the township and Tasmania’s internationally recognised University of Tasmania within 45 minutes of the region and you will start to form a picture of why the region is an exceptional place to live and invest.
George Town offers quality accommodation, dining options, housing, shopping, banking, medical facilities, schools and the commercial services one would expect from a vibrant regional centre.
Surrounded by vineyards, orchards, berry and lavender farms, George Town has a long maritime history and many stories to tell. You can explore the town's history at the Old Watch House museum, the former local lockup that's now an information centre and craft shop. While there, pick up a copy of the George Town Heritage Trail for a self-guided walk around the town's historic sites.
If you have more time then hire a bicycle and ride to nearby Low Head Pilot Station along a 4 km scenic coastal path. Built by convicts in 1805 to guide ships into the Tamar River, the station has the oldest group of pilot buildings in Australia and like the Pilot Station lighthouse, still operates today. The maritime history of the region is captured at the Bass and Flinders Centre.
- On the way into town, stop at Mount George Lookout, an historic semaphore site and the best photo opportunity of the valley and surrounding districts
- Also nearby is Low Head Coastal Reserve, a popular spot to watch the world's smallest penguins waddle in from the sea each night.
- George Town is less than one hours’ drive to the world acclaimed Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm golf courses
- Visit Council's website for more information