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Address: | Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia

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Cruise, a must

Brilliant cruise on the Tamar. Very informative and extremely relaxing. goes up to the base of the gorge and lasted approx 50 mins. Value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
MAXINE B
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Gisborne, Australia
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Gisborne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Brilliant cruise on the Tamar. Very informative and extremely relaxing. goes up to the base of the gorge and lasted approx 50 mins. Value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We drove up the East and West side of the Tamar River and found some gorgeous spots that would be perfect to kick back and spend some time. It was laid back and a lot slower pace, which was really nice, considering daily life in Melbourne. Will definitely be back to explore some more.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We missed the two hour cruise by a few minutes, but instead took the 50 minute trip up the river and into Cataract gorge. It was a peaceful way to spend an hour and get a view of the gorge. Later we walked along the path from the bridge into the gorge park and it as a delightful experience. Also... More 

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Richmond North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Drive out of Launceston up the West side of the river estuary heading North..... There are some stunning views of the water the mountains and the wineries... Stop at Brady's Lookout for a spectacular panorama of the River and bush below .... Especially stunning on a fine evening... Magnificent!!!!

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Sydney
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We spotted a seal swimming quiet happily in the river, which was very muddy at the time. We couldn't believe it!, it was like a UFO sighting without a clear photo to proof it, but then later on the next day during our walk, we saw 2 more seals sunbathing at Cataract Gorge which connects to the Tamar river. This... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

drive around the river and valley view is beautiful up to beauty point...enjoyed the nature. If going to devenport choose beaconsfield, beauty point route in to devonport, burnie..shorter and nice drive.

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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 January 5, 2015

The river is wonderful with all the changing moods it has.Plenty of fish and an occasional seal to see.Tamar River Cruises are wonderful to go on to see the river and it is just relaxing to look at.

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Adelaide, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

spectacular views all along the river and easy access to cross on the Batman Bridge, there are lots of little places with produce and products such as wine and cafes to visit.

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Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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