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Address: | Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Guided Canoe Tour on Launceston's Tamar River
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Great driving up the East Tamar and West Tamar!

Beautiful countryside, very pleasant driving. At the Beauty point Hotel right on the water the meal was superb. Had the Duo of Calamari and Flake, just the best meal!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful countryside, very pleasant driving. At the Beauty point Hotel right on the water the meal was superb. Had the Duo of Calamari and Flake, just the best meal!

Thank jennyhasler
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having had a very pleasant cruise down the Tamar on the previous day we thought we would visit some of the places on the river by car. We targeted Beauty Point, and the riverside cafe. Big mistake! Nothing beautiful there and nothing too special about the cafe although pleasant enough, the pics in the ads were very misleading. We went... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Around Launceston itself, the Tamar River looks quite grotty. There's not a lot along it in town. The playground beside it was great, complete with public gym equipment. The boardwalk is overgrown along either side and the view of the river is muddy with rubbish gathered along the banks.

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South Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

The cruise was very informative and we loved the wine tasting. Toni and Callum were warm host and hostess. Catering was excellent - terrific value for money. The views along the river and wildlife make this activity a must do.

Thank copernicus1909
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We did a 50min boat trip on the Tamar on a nice warm day. We obviously did not get to see a lot in that time but the commentary was somewhat amusing despite the lack of exceptional landmarks to comment thereon. The gift store was well habited by most from the tour but it was otherwise a ho-hum little trip.... More 

Thank Mike C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

We spent half a day driving along both sides of the Tamar estuary. Scenery is spectacular on both sides but special mention to Low Head

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We were lucky with the weather and perhaps saw the river at its very best. It's picturesque and has many interesting spots along the way.

Thank Roger D
Victor Harbor, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

If you are driving south heading towards Launceston make sure you find and stop at Brady's Lookout. The views of the Tamar River are just stunning.

Thank Peter D
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

It is a great river, the closer you get to the ocean. Some good high views along the way, great for photos. Wines too. Sunny, good to canoe or kayak in. Sailing clubs. Down the end there are sea horses at Beauty Point. It is very wide, and you can drive up both sides of the river. Accomodation along the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Drove up the East Tamar to George Town, visited the Bass and Flinders centre to see the replica of the Norfolk , crossed the Batman bridge, drove up to Seahorse World and Platypus and echidna house, then down the west Tamar including along the river on the C733 - really a wonderful day.

Thank Mark T

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