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Tamar Island Wetlands

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Address: West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6327 3964
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The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10...

The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Launceston. An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the value of the wetlands environment and the wildlife that live there.

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Tamar Island Wetlands

Only a 15 minute drive from Launceston on the West Tamar Hwy. Easy walk past bird hides to Tamar Island. Suitable for all ages. Great place to observe bird life - especially of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Only a 15 minute drive from Launceston on the West Tamar Hwy. Easy walk past bird hides to Tamar Island. Suitable for all ages. Great place to observe bird life - especially of the water variety.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold windy day, just stay in the lovely visitors centre which has glass windows overlooking some of the wetlands. But the walk along the board walk is easy and nice to do. All run by volunteers, a great project to support.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for water birds and waders. Nice easy 4km return walk to Tamar Island. Boardwalks through wetlands. Two bird hides. RAMSAR site

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 3km boardwalk to Tamar Island, seeing plenty of birdlife (birdlovers paradise), including black swans and their cygnets. Came across some copperhead snakes (safely away from the boardwalk). Kids loved it all too

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the Tamar this facility is a credit to its instigators and the volunteers who operate it. The boardwalk through the wetland is well maintained and the published information very helpful. We saw many of the birds in the area, and would have loved more time. It was pleasing to see a high school group visiting the facility. If... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my walk through the wetlands. They have done a great job with the walkway which means it is accessible for prams and wheelchairs. It was a longer walk than I expected and although I did not see loads of birds, I still enjoyed it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Swans and cygnets were in abundance. The boardwalk and tracks are extremely well maintained and make for easy walking for all levels.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A fantastic initiative providing an opportunity to relax in nature. Excellent interpretive building providing information of likely wildlife to see. Plenty of cygnets, wrens, sea birds etc Board walk closes at sunset, the centre at 5pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I have walked here many times, its always peaceful. you can see right over the waterlands from the bridges. Take a picnic. Easy walk on the flat - 1/2 hour - 40 mins will do. (Watch out for snakes in summer; stand absolutely still if you see one and let it crawl away). Take binoculars the bird life is wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely walk along a boardwalk to Tamar island where you see lots of bird life along the way. Starting with the informative visitors centre , you can pick up an information sheet with things to spot on the way. Such as an old oak tree with an embedded farm plough which has an interesting story attached. The walk is... More 

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