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Tamar Island Wetlands

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Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Relaxing walk close to Launceston

This is a beautiful wetlands walk on a constructed boardwalk which makes it suitable for prams or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sharon W
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To take walks and photo's

Beautiful walking along the wooden paths with fantastic bird life. My husband is an amazing photo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hobart, 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...more
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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful wetlands walk on a constructed boardwalk which makes it suitable for prams or wheelchairs. The bird life was lovely and photographers will appreciate the presence of the bird hide. Great views of the Tamar and Launceston (and the birds). There is...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful walking along the wooden paths with fantastic bird life. My husband is an amazing photo person...wow....he was gone for hours. With lots of photo's to show for his time.magnificent

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding ourselves in Launceston with a few hours up our sleeve, we ventured out to the wetlands late in the afternoon. It is a great setup with a boardwalk to a hide and then further on into the wetlands. Due to the weather, there weren't...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found a unique urban wetlands teeming with wildlife and birds just a 10-minute drive from Launceston along the highway. It didn't look much and worthy of a visit from the road but the reward was great when we took a short kilometer walk into...More

Thank PP00n
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We needed a few hours to pass the time in Launceston but we didn't feel like driving too far so we ended up in the Tamar Valley Wetlands. You wouldn't know you were in Tasmania's 2nd largest city by walking through the wetlands, you feel...More

Thank tinmanstreats
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Have been here both Summer and on this occasion Winter and find it full of interesting wildlife and other information. Will always drop in whenever visiting Tassie.

Thank Di M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Great little spot that you can do a 1.5km walk around the wetlands seeing different birds. Also an information centre as well. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I have finally completed this walk whilst in Launceston and it was just lovely, particularly as it there were many birds to see and the views were beautiful. Generally a nice flat walk which would suit most walkers. Will bring the kids next time to...More

Thank sparkles5155
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This place is just awesome. Mum and I could have spent so much more time there but were restricted. Brilliant boardwalks the whole way so no mucky shoes , except for bird poo! Lots of different varieties of birds to spot. And hundreds of swans!...More

Thank travellingstax
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The visitor center has a map which has small photos of some of the birds seem in this area. While we saw many different kinds of birds, including, a black swan, none of us four is a birder, so it was just a nice windy...More

Thank Fred T
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27 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