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Tamar River

Address: | Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Tamar River is, at full tide, a most picturesque place but can be a little unsightly at low tide. There are good highways on both sides of the river - a drive down the East Tamar takes you to Georgetown, past Hillwood (strawberry and apple farms) Long Reach (Bell Bay aluminium smelter) to Georgetown one of the first landing... More 

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Starting in Riverside, there is a great walkway and cycling track past Trevallyn and into Launceston, without traffic lights etc. This walkway can be followed up the North Esk River crossing over he abandoned railway bridge into Heritage Park or around and down the other side of the Tamar near Invermay. Also links into the Gorge walkways. Worth spending a... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The river Is busy with activities such as yacht clubs, swimming, boating and fishing just to name a few. The river winds through a valley and there is plenty to see and do as you travel either side of the valley along the river, either by road or boat. There are little villages and farms that you can stop to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our afternoon cruise down the Tamar and to Cataract Gorge was the perfect way to see sights you can't see from the road. The captain was not only an excellent sailor, he was also an expert commentator. Cannot recommend Tamar Cruises more highly.

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Penguin, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

No matter which side of the river or which direction you are travelling the Tamar is simply spectacular. Add to that various food places and art venues and it is a wonderful way to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We enjoyed just driving along the river- it is very beautiful. We also saw black swans swimming and found an old abandoned boat. It was a special treat and surprise to us!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The cruise is very comfortable and extremely scenic. Our skipper Callum was very informative and friendly and the views of the river and Tamar valley were really beautiful. We finished the trip with a short trip part way into the Cataract Gorge. Probably the fact that it was a beautiful sunny day helped,but it was a lovely relaxing way to... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The drive along the Tamar River is certainly worth doing. The views are delightful with lots to see along the way.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Need to relax then just have a walk around the beginning of the river and just enjoy checking out the boats, try a restaurant or simply sit down on a seat or lawn and enjoy the day.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We did a 4 hour tour on the river and it was ok, but nothing flash. There was not a lot to see and we were disappointed. If you like cruising up and down rivers, fine, but there are many better rivers with better views and attractions. It was an overcast day which did not help as even Sydney Harbour... More 

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