Seahorse World


At coo-inducing Seahorse World, seahorses are hatched and raised to supply aquariums worldwide. Compulsory 45-minute guided tours run on the hour and take you through the farm, where up to 90,000 seahorses drift about. Among other bizarre sea creatures here are the critically endangered spotted handfish (found only in Hobart's Derwent estuary) and a Tasmanian giant crab, the world's second-largest crab species.

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1. Platypus House

0.04 MILES

Cute Platypus House puts the world’s only two monotremes – the platypus and the echidna – on display for your viewing pleasure. Platypuses (including…

2. Bass & Flinders Centre

2.89 MILES

Undoubtedly the highlight of a visit to George Town, this small museum in a former cinema houses a red-sailed, full-size replica of the Norfolk, the sloop…

3. 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…

4. Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

3.59 MILES

Learn about Beaconsfield's fascinating mining heritage at this interactive museum, which includes a large exhibition devoted to the 2006 mine rescue…

5. Goaty Hill Wines


The view from the corrugated-iron cellar door at this scenic vineyard, 7km east of Beaconsfield, is hard to beat. Come for a tasting (the chardonnay,…

6. Holm Oak


Winemaker Rebecca Duffy is making a splash in the local scene, producing fantastic pinot noir from grapes grown at this vineyard 4km east of Beaconsfield …

7. Low Head Maritime Museum

6.05 MILES

In the Low Head historic pilot station precinct, this museum occupies the cottages that once housed Low Head's pilot. A series of rooms contains a weird…

8. Auld Kirk

6.06 MILES

Built in 1843 by convict and free labour, the 'Old Church’ is a much-loved local institution. Sadly, it is rarely open these days. It sits in the shadow…