Beaconsfield - TAS

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -41.20227 146.81723
DMS: 41º 12' 8.17" S 146º 49' 2.03" E
UTM: 55 G 5438773mN 484676mE
Altitude: 43.81m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

191.5kms North of Hobart - Driving 240 km (2 hours 58 mins)
408.55kms South of Melbourne - Driving 536 km (21 hours 40 mins)

Address & Contact

115 Weld St
Beaconsfield TAS 7270
Phone: 03 6383 1473
Email: beaconsfield@wtc.tas.gov.au
Web: https://www.beaconsfieldheritage.com.au

Information

Beaconsfield is a gold-mining town in the Tamar Valley with a history of wealth and survival. Located just west of the Tamar River, Beaconsfield was once Tasmania's richest gold town with a mining heritage that continues today.

The Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre if the visitor focal point, particularly since 2006r when a mine colapse and a 14 day rescue effort captured the imagination of the World. The exhibit includes a breath-shortening multi-sensory simulation of the 2006 disaster.

Beaconsfield also has some architectural gems, including the beautiful timber Holy Trinity Church.

Nearby Holwell Gorge reserve, is just 10 km south of Beaconsfield, with tall trees, waterfalls and a scenic walking track.

The town is also close to some of Tasmania's best cool-climate wineries, Narawntapu National Park and Greens Beach at the mouth of the Tarmar River. Beaconsfield is only a 40-min drive (41 km) north from Launceston.
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Low Head
Distance from Beaconsfield 16.59km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C20.321.119.917.715.413.512.713.114.015.317.418.8
Mean Min. °C14.214.613.111.19.47.46.87.48.59.511.312.7
Mean Rain mm48.826.346.355.662.970.567.582.665.251.348.943.9

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