2 Ferry Boulevard, George Town
Peppers York Cove is located in the historic seaside hamlet of George Town on the Tamar River in northern Tasmania. Just a 30-minute scenic drive from Launceston, this new premium waterfront resort will deliver an unforgettable array of experiences.
Within the resort, you can indulge your senses in countless ways. Relax in the heated pool and spa, work out in the fully equipped gym, or simply kick back on your own private courtyard or balcony overlooking the Tamar River.
At the resort’s bar and restaurant, you can sample award-winning wines from the region before savoring the infinite flavors of modern Australian cuisine made from the freshest of local produce.
Peppers York Cove is perfectly positioned to launch all kinds of adventures. Spend the day fishing the local spots, visiting nearby wineries, cruising the river, spotting local wildlife, or simply strolling through town discovering its rich history.
Tamar Valley Restaurants & Dining
Cove Bar and Restaurant is a fresh, modern venue offering modern cuisine. The wide range of wines, including, of course, superb Tasmanian offerings, is available by the glass. Overlooking the marina and Tamar River, guests have a choice of inside or year-round outside dining and captivating Tamar Valley views. Soft-furnished lounges provide a relaxed, seaside café style environment.
Tamar Valley Conferences & Meetings
The York Cove conference room includes a 55 seat classroom-style room, with an operational mini-kitchen facility, Data projector, whiteboard, laptop, wireless connection, laser pointer, and DVD/TV access.
The room has a grassy break-out area with spectacular views of the river for a much-needed break.
Located on the lower ground floor of the complex, the conference room opens onto a small courtyard overlooking the stunning Tamar River and is ideal for intimate and low-key gatherings, including cocktails and canapés or seafood barbeque.
Each hotel room and suite features a Sony plasma television panel, incorporating video-on-demand, broadband access: wireless and wired, spacious living and bathroom areas, sliding doors that open to a courtyard or balcony overlooking the picturesque Tamar River. Artwork adorns the walls in a light-filled space, which complements the colour palette of each room’s décor and supreme quality bedlinen.
Deluxe Hotel room
This luxurious and modern hotel room features King size bed, a deluxe bathroom with a bath, and a separate shower. In your room is air conditioning and heating, mini bar, kitchenette, wireless internet, and Plasma Screen TV.
This luxurious and modern hotel room features a King size bed, deluxe bathroom, separate shower, and even features heated towel rails. In your room is central heating, a minibar and a kitchenette with room service from one of the finest Tasmanian restaurants at your fingertips – Cove Bar & Restaurant
Deluxe Spa room
This luxurious and modern hotel room features a king-size bed, deluxe bathroom with spa, separate shower, and even features heated towel rails. In your room is central heating, a minibar and a kitchenette with room service from one of the finest Tasmanian restaurants at your fingertips – Cove Bar & Restaurant
One bedroom + Two Bedroom apartments
This luxurious and modern 1 bedroom apartment is fully self-contained with all the latest facilities. The open plan, full kitchen, open dining, and lounge as well as ensuite bathroom and internal laundry, ensures you have everything at your fingertips. Enjoy majestic views of the Tamar River.
Three bedroom apartment
The spacious, light-filled apartments are the perfect home away from home. Enjoy the stylish modern furnishings, latest fittings, and appliances. With open plan living areas, ensuite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities, undercover parking, air conditioning, internal lift, private balcony, plasma screen TV, wireless internet, and a stunning view of the majestic Tamar River.
Things To Do On-Site
Work out, swim, and spa
The hotel has a fully equipped gymnasium for those who like to work out or take a swim in the heated pool or spa. Opening hours are between 8 am and 8 pm daily. Access to the gymnasium is via the ground floor of the main building.
Walk along the marina
Take a stroll along York Cove and take in the relaxed waterfront atmosphere.
Various board games are provided for your enjoyment. They’re located at Reception.
Things To Do In The Area
Low Head Beaches
Also from Low Head, you can take a penguin tour to see the world’s smallest penguins clamber to their nests each night, or visit the two main beaches, East Beach on the Bass Strait, or the quieter and safer Lagoon Bay, on the estuary. Picnic areas with electric barbecues feature near both beaches.
Platypus House, Beauty Point
Platypus House offers you a rare chance to see the unique Tasmanian Platypus and Echidna in an indoor setting. Platypus House sits on the western banks of the Tamar River at Beauty Point. Every tour at Platypus House has a fully guided tour of platypus ponds to watch platypuses feeding and playing.
Seahorse World, Beauty Point
Seahorse World proudly provides an excellent educational experience, as well as leading the world in research and development to alleviate the plight of the wild seahorse. Seahorse World provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the secret life of seahorses, from pregnant males through birth up to adulthood, and exhibits more species of seahorse than anywhere else in the world.
Tamar Valley Wine Route
The Tamar Valley, Tasmania’s premier wine-growing region, acclaimed for its cool climate wines is just on our doorstep. Many of the vineyards are small and family-owned, and often the growers themselves will greet you to explain how the wine is made and give you a tasting. The region is also renowned for its locally produced fresh foods, including fantastic berries and cheeses.
Golf at Barnbougle Dunes
Located on the edge of the small Tasmanian town of Bridport, Barnbougle Dunes, a 30-minute drive east of George Town, is right on the north coast that overlooks the Bass Strait. A course for the people, Barnbougle Dunes, which was ranked 35th in the world, welcomes everyone to play and enjoy the first-class clubhouse facilities. The Barnbougle Dunes experience includes a championship 18 holes links golf course; driving range, putting green and chipping green with bunkers; and a spectacular public clubhouse.
Seal and Sea Adventures have boats to charter for diving and fishing trips in the Bass Strait, offering guests the opportunity to dive along the coastline as far as Bridport (in the east) or to Flinders Island. Guests can also snorkel or scuba diver with the seals, with a shark shield device, if required.
Launceston Lakes provides private fly fishing for trout and tuition in angling. The five lakes are located 20 minutes drive from Launceston, northern Tasmania’s major city. Surrounded by natural bushland, the lakes have a total shoreline of more than 5kms. They are well-stocked with brown and rainbow trout, with fish up to trophy size of six kilos and more. Only fly fishing is permitted. No fishing license is required.
Ferries: Shuttlefish Ferries
The Shuttlefish Ferry operates from Beauty Point, near the mouth of the Tamar River, to George Town, Kelso, and to the Low Head Pilot Station. Some of the finest scenery in the state can be found along the beautiful Tamar River which is home to many fine wineries and vineyards. Charters can be arranged any time outside the regular ferry schedule, day or evening.
Four-wheel drive tours
Tasmanian Escape is based in Launceston and offers luxury four-wheel-drive tours around Tasmania. Tasmanian Escape operates luxury four-wheel drive day and extended tours to all the popular destinations, or to the beaten track out-of-way places – the choice is yours. Everything from sightseeing, fishing, golfing, flora and fauna, historical and heritage, bushwalkers drops, and collections at all destinations.
Low Head Pilot Station and Light House
To the north, at nearby Low Head, you can explore one of the best-preserved examples of an early pilot station, which was built in 1805 by convicts.