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Tamar Island Wetlands

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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
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Quiet relaxing walk through nature

Entry is by donation. Quite a long walk from the information centre to the end at a pier on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Julie N
Launceston, Australia
lovely stroll

On a lovely sunny day, it's perfect for a walk to Tamar Island. The Wetlands centre has all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Launceston, Australia
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“black swans” (11 reviews)
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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Entry is by donation. Quite a long walk from the information centre to the end at a pier on the Tamar River, probably a 4 km round trip. Board walkways (with wire mesh for safety in wet weather) are generally very flat and there a...More

Thank Julie N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a lovely sunny day, it's perfect for a walk to Tamar Island. The Wetlands centre has all the information needed on the local wildlife. The boardwalks are sturdy and safe. Makes for easy walking. It's worth going right to the end for the lovely...More

Thank Marston111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there wasn't much to see during our visit except for some black swans and ducks. it was very relaxing to hear the wind playing around the grasses (?). the entire walk right to the end of the jetty takes a little more than one hour...More

Thank Celinetsy
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you do the whole walk it does take a couple of hours and in September there's not much interesting to see. But if you have the time ,I found the island interesting for the difference in the vegetation. Entry is by optional donation but...More

Thank 557jill557
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Went with friends on a warm sunny day, saw a dark colour snake on our way back. Still pretty safe to visit, as the snake just sunbathing there, and the pavement is about 1 min above the wetland. There is a donation of $3 for...More

Thank regina_chan
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I saw to many snakes but the walk was really nice.I would recommend if your willing to maybe see a snake or two.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 9 September 2017

A serene and quiet place in which to observe bird life in the wetlands. The board walk is well maintained, the views wonderful and the information centre friendly and informative.

Thank anne h
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing views of the tamar and fantastic time to take photo when the sun is setting. Great location for photography and close to launceston

Thank mozkell
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Such a serene place to go - love the walk out to the Island and back. Used to run along the track alot (but wouldn't recommend when wet underfoot). So peaceful and great to see nature in all it's glory. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kelsea C
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This should be undertaken in cam and beautiful weather condition. We had drizzle of rain and icy cold winds. Apart from that it was very interesting as well as the visit to the excellent information centre where knowledgeable volunteers explained the birdlife in the wetlands....More

Thank Angie H
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26 August 2017|
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Response from worwon | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the remark above it also depends on you and where you are staying .There are bus routes and walking trails and it is flat along the river