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Launceton River

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 21 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Bodies of Water
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Brisbane, Australia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
80 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I drove along the roads that follow the river to its mouth. Good road access is available on both sides of the river and a bridge just over halfway towards the river mouth makes it possible to experience both sides. There are a range of attractions along the way including wetlands, platypus viewing and cafes and restaurants with pleasing views.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Took a lovely trip along the river on one of the small cruisers. I am not good on water so decided to take the shortest trip, but it was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed it and the views are stunning

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tasmania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This river is called the Tamar River and it winds all the way to the bass straight through the Tamar Valley. Take a trip on the river with Tamar River Cruises, you will enjoy it very much, they have good food and friendly staff, and good commentary about the river and it's history. Or you can take a drive down... More

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Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

2 cruises available and both are excellent...ranging from a 50 min cruise of the gorge to a 2.5 hour river cruise . Magnificent views all the way along and excellent commentary to match

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Sanctuary Point
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Loved the calmness and size. Such a peaceful setting with beautiful wildlife and surroundings. Being a water person, it was nice to enjoy and take in the views. The beauty adds to the memories.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I took the 50min boat trip, to get a feel of what there was too see, the gent was very informative and chatty, asking where everyone had come from, new a great deal about the history of launceston , the boats moored up, the bridges and the river in general. Good value

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The river is nice to walk or travel along, I see the locals are trying to improve the area and hopefully the water quality. Overall a nice area but more work required to make the River area more attractive.

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Hobart
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A stroll along the river bank is a must-do for me, especially when there is fish and chips at Seaport at the end!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

This trip is well worth doing any day, any weather. Our vessel was very comfortable, the hospitality was great, morning tea scrumptious, wine tastings, lunch and all the trimmings very well presented. Our crew were very friendly and welcoming from the moment we boarded to the minute we arrived home. We recommend this trip and thoroughly enjoyed our time with... More

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Leigh On Sea
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Eat fab fish n chips in Seaport, then wander along to catch the Lady Launceston boat up the Gorge or for a longer trip along the river. The guide/Captain is friendly and informative and when the boat reaches the Gorge it switches to a silent electric engine so you can appreciate the grandeur and atmosphere of the place. Well worth... More

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