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Tamar Island Wetlands

#1 of 3 things to do in Riverside Features Animals
West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
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wetland walk

The Tamar Island wetlands are situated about 10 minutes from Launceston the wetlands information... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2017
Campbelltown, Australia
Very friendly staff (volunteers) and excellent facilities

My wife and I had our first visit to Tamar Island Wetlands recently. A very enjoyable and... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
Huonville, Australia
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The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Launceston. An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the value of the wetlands environment and the wildlife that live there.
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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

The Tamar Island wetlands are situated about 10 minutes from Launceston the wetlands information centre is staffed by volunteers and they are very helpful with their advice on what you may or not see on your visit

2  Thank worwon
Reviewed March 14, 2017

My wife and I had our first visit to Tamar Island Wetlands recently. A very enjoyable and informative experience and certainly well wort the admission fee of $3.00 each.

1  Thank robertandfiona2016
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is a nice area close to town to head out for a flat walk. It's a bird sanctuary and wildlife preserve but we didn't see anything too exotic. Still the walking paths are well maintained and fun to explore.

Thank Merchick
Reviewed March 3, 2017

If you're a birdwatcher this is a must. Lovely modern visitor centre, with friendly, helpful staff who point the way to go and then you're off. Flat, easy walking along a trail takes you along the edge of the wetlands to a hide - not...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Unique to Tasmania. If you are into birds (and snakes) you’ll get value for money here. Concessionary entry charge offered to non-Australian pensioners, too.

Thank djbcamb
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Allow at least 90 minutes for the return walk, but spend time in the visitor centre first to key in what you can see. Enjoy the quiet of the wet-lands but probably best to stay to the paths.

Thank Becks1953
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

This is an easy 2 hour walk along a boardwalk and across level timber bridges. I think it's great that an environment like this still exists for public viewing, so close to a busy town. Well done to Parks and Wildlife and the volunteers involved...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed February 15, 2017

A lovely walk through the wetlands ending on Tamar Island for a picnic lunch. Many varieties of bird life to be observed on the way there and snakes sunbathing below the board was was very interesting.

Thank l_onied
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This walk through the wetlands is easy and is a great attraction close to Launceston. There is a good interpretation centre and a series of boardwalks and bridges that take you out to an island in the Tamar River. Good interpretive brochure and signage for...More

Thank Frank S
Reviewed February 13, 2017

A beautiful winery set in the gorgeous Tamar Valley, sweeping views across the vineyards to the river. Wine and dine with a gorgeous view. The wine was superb and we shared two platters which were delicious. Would highly recommend this winery to anyone looking to...More

Thank janetdelaney
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