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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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Type: Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Wine tasting
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Launceston, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

the Tamar Valley is a paradise all of its own! not only for its spectacular scenery of lush rolling hills and slow meandering boat dotted river scenes, but for all the very luscious food and wine it offers up to us. It is a definate must to do when visiting Launceston.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Worth a day trip driving around the Tamar Valley, lots of scenic lookouts and water / mountain views. Popular attractions are winery visits, Beaconsfield Gold Mine, Seahorse World and Platypus House in Ilfraville and Low Head lighthouse areas.

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

No matter what time of the year, the Tamar Valley has a lot to offer. The changes of light and colour are spectacular. Many a fantastic photo has been taken along the river, and an artist paradise. Wines that have their own suttle differences from each cellar door. Fruits in the summer season cherrys, blueberries, strawberries raspberries & figs &... More 

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Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Don't just visit for a day, stay for several and ask the locals where the best places are as there are many hidden delights that you may miss as they are not necessarily listed as tourist destinations.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We spent four days in the Tamar Valley and found it quite diverse. The valley stretches from Launceston along the Tamar River. As you drive, cycle or walk either side of the valley there is an eclectic mix of either residences or pockets of agriculture, which gives the area unique mix and feel of farming, residential and waterfront properties mixed... More 

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NSW
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great place to explore, well worth exploring and for the wine buffs, a must for cellar door visits. I can highly recommend the Valleybrook Wine Tours - truly a fantastic experience.

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Whyalla
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The drive through the Tamar Valley was wonderful. Green all around & so much lovely scenery. Amazing.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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