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Tamar Island Wetlands

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Address: West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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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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Excellent walk to Tamar Island

Took our four kids. Stop off at the visitor centre and pick up a guide, it is helpful in explaining stuff along the way. The walk there and back takes about an hour and there are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Trent S
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Camden, Australia

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our four kids. Stop off at the visitor centre and pick up a guide, it is helpful in explaining stuff along the way. The walk there and back takes about an hour and there are toilets on Tamar Island as well. Take a picnic lunch and you can relax on Tamar before heading back. Excellent for people who love... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the grandkids & my hubby & I enjoyed the walk with the kids seeing all the different birds & enjoying the walk the information centre is really good with a lot of info

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Thank wato2015
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a short drive up the east bank of the Tamar past the suburb of Riverside. We visited at 5:00pm on a summer's night. The walk is a series of boardwalks amongst the reeds and silt islands. Fantastic for watching bird life. The walk goes out to Tamar Island which is an elevated hill in the middle of the river... More 

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Thank Andy_James142
Woongarrah, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great walk. The island is lovely. Although, be warned this isn't a short walk. Also remember the sunscreen and hat. We put it down to a novice error

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Thank Jon G
Narooma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant and easy walk in the wetlands with good boardwalks, and views of the waterbirds, with information about the birds.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing great in it if you are an urban traveler like me. But you would rate it different if you are a nature lover. It is basically a marshy land with long grasses. you can hear birds chirping. quiet. long walk to the island. The tourist office told us was would be 15 minutes, But it was definitely much longer... More 

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Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get to by car, good parking, friendly visitors' centre, inexpensive, good exercise, peaceful, well posted. Not as many birds as you might think but enough interest without them.

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A return trip will require walking approximately 4km, but one can turn back at any point. However, it is well worth making the entire walk, since the most interesting birds are at the last islands, and Tamar Island has historical significance. Morning and evening will have a higher concentration of bird life visible. Visiting in December, we were treated to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Nice treat on our exploration of the Tamar region came upon this cleaver reserve that hides you in the heart of the wetlands feed by the Tamar river, have a friend that loves bird watching even thou he was not with us was able to photograph several dozen Tasmanian birds I can present to him for his records...great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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