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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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An amazing walk

A lovely walk through the wetlands ending on Tamar Island for a picnic lunch. Many varieties of bird life to be observed on the way there and snakes sunbathing below the board... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Birralee, Tasmania, Australia
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Birralee, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely walk through the wetlands ending on Tamar Island for a picnic lunch. Many varieties of bird life to be observed on the way there and snakes sunbathing below the board was was very interesting.

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Thank l_onied
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This walk through the wetlands is easy and is a great attraction close to Launceston. There is a good interpretation centre and a series of boardwalks and bridges that take you out to an island in the Tamar River. Good interpretive brochure and signage for the wildlife and history.

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Thank Frank S
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful winery set in the gorgeous Tamar Valley, sweeping views across the vineyards to the river. Wine and dine with a gorgeous view. The wine was superb and we shared two platters which were delicious. Would highly recommend this winery to anyone looking to enjoy food and wine with a view.

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Thank janetdelaney
Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery, loads of wildlife and a level 4km walk out to the island and back. Only drawback was that we didn't see any snakes, to my son's disgust.

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Thank deirdrem613
Canberra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lot longer than we had expected it to be but it was a beautiful and pleasant walk for our family of 2 adults and 3 kids. The people at the visitor centre were very friendly and informative, and the walk itself is very peaceful. The first part of the walk up until the island is fully wheelchair... More 

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Thank Essa13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

40 minute easy walk to the wetlands, suitable for prams and wheelchairs, absolutely stunning scenery, took lots of photos and took in the sorroundings, a must visit if your ever there.

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Thank Vanessa N
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

40 minute walk from the main road to the Tamar river edge. Very tidal water side with lots of birds and wild life. Little bridges linking the little islands. Not such a good walk in the rain as there is no cover anywhere but nice in the sunshine. Need a hat and sun screen on a sunny day.

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Thank IsobelandDick
Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Trent S
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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