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The Tamar Valley

Address: Tamar Valley, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Launceston
Type: Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Wine tasting
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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

From Launceston, we drove northbound on the right side of Tamar River. Turned back at Low Head and stopped for lunch at George Town. Crossed the bridge and drove back on the left side of Tamar River. A full day to explore Tamar Valley was pretty sufficient. We visit a couple of farms, wineries, photo stops at the riverbank, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Tamar river is beautiful and makes for a great drive and you can see black swans swimming as well. The wineries, though, were mostly all closed despite having been listed as open in advertisements and according to the information center, so that was a bit disappointing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Besides the many wineries you can visit the scenery is delightful. Make a detour to visit Low Head at the mouth of the Tamar River before you head back to Launceston. It is a beautiful spot with a very old Pilot Station, and lighthouse and a bonus colony of penguins. My pick of the wineries (and we did not get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Tamar Valley trip is a nice diversion a great way to spend a morning or afternoon from Launceston - in terms of the roads, I'd suggest driving up the East Route, then back along the West (as they say, the West is Best). We did the entire journey in approx 3 hours - there didn't appear to be that... More

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

The drive to Beauty Point is well worth the effort. There are some lovely views over the water. There is the Sea Horse farm, Platypus House and Maritime college all worth a visit. Nearby there is a good display at the Beaconsfield mine. All of this less than an hour from Launceston

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Another month in Tassie completed - based out of Hadspen / Launceston - with multiple trips up and down the Tamar Valley. Still holds great attention with lots of great viewing and great spots to pop into all along the valley. Wineries, riverside villages, coastal spots - always a great time 1

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great Drive. Beautiful views. Great place to escape for holidays. Natural Beauty. It is a place to recommend to friends and family members.

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

Travel up one side of the river, cross over at the Batman Bridge, have lunch at Beaconsfield then travel back into Launceston with a different view, easy trip to do for a day.

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

A beautiful drive from Launceston, along the Tamar River, passing through colourful small towns and rich fauna along the way. We travelled up the West Tamar Hwy and back along the East Tamar Hwy. West Tamar is the better and more scenic drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Wen to Bridestowe Estate before Tamar Valley and used the GPS to guide us to Piper Brooks and Janz Winery. Had lunch in Piper Brooks and the food was very nice and worth of the price. then we took route B82 then A8 and pass Batman bridge then route A7 to the tamar river wetlands and during the route we... More

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