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Tamar River

Address: | Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Richmond North Yorkshire
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269 reviews 269 reviews
50 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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5 attraction reviews
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Brisbane, Queensland
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24 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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