Top things to do in George Town

Top Choice Museum in George Town

Bass & Flinders Centre

Undoubtedly the highlight of a visit to George Town, this small museum in a former cinema houses a red-sailed replica of the Norfolk, the sloop used by Bass and Flinders for their 1798 circumnavigation of Van Diemen…
Farm in George Town

Hillwood Farmgate

This working farm burgeons with berries in summer. The main crop is strawberries, but there are also raspberries, loganberries and redcurrants. You can pick your own ($10 per kilo) then make a beeline to the cafe an…
Cafe in George Town

Gunn Deck Cafe

Hidden in an upstairs mezzanine in the Bass and Flinders Centre, this cafe is a pleasant surprise. Delicious cakes (the lady cook swears by Nigella Lawson's recipes), a soup of the day, sandwiches and comfort dishes…
Cafe in George Town

Cove Restaurant & Bar

The views over the Tamar River and Stone Quarry Bay from this light-saturated cafe/bistro at Peppers Tamar Cove are wonderful, and can be appreciated over a coffee (the best in George Town), breakfast, light lunch o…
Museum in George Town

George Town Watch House

Occupying an 1843 lock-up, this endearingly old-fashioned museum also doubles as an ad hoc tourist information office. The centrepiece is a huge, dusty model of the town as it would have appeared in 1850, and there'…
Pub Food in George Town

Gray's Hotel

Nutritionists wouldn't approve of the menu in this pub bistro – it's full of delights such as fried seafood towers, butter-saturated chicken Kievs, Malteser sundaes and Tim Tam cheesecakes. That said, the meals are …
Pub Food in George Town

Pier Hotel

Enjoy a pizza (gluten-free versions available), fish and chips, a steak or a pie when dining at this pub bistro, which is a big hit with local and visiting seniors due to its bargain-priced seniors meals ($16). At l…
Cultural in George Town

SteamPunk Tasmania

For one day in June, George Town celebrates the steampunk genre, staging music, exhibitions and displays on maritime and other history and technology.
Food & Drinks in George Town


Bakery in George Town

Oven Bakery

This buzzy bakehouse serves takeaway pies, pasties, sandwiches, cakes and coffee. Food quality isn't too high, but then neither are the prices.