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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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Abundant bird life

This is an easy 2 hour walk along a boardwalk and across level timber bridges. I think it's great... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2017
Jan C
via mobile
An amazing walk

A lovely walk through the wetlands ending on Tamar Island for a picnic lunch. Many varieties of... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Birralee, Tasmania, 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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  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
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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
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Beautiful scenery, loads of wildlife and a level 4km walk out to the island and back. Only drawback was that we didn't see any snakes, to my son's disgust.

Thank deirdrem613
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This was a lot longer than we had expected it to be but it was a beautiful and pleasant walk for our family of 2 adults and 3 kids. The people at the visitor centre were very friendly and informative, and the walk itself is...More

Thank Essa13
Reviewed January 21, 2017

40 minute easy walk to the wetlands, suitable for prams and wheelchairs, absolutely stunning scenery, took lots of photos and took in the sorroundings, a must visit if your ever there.

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed January 20, 2017

40 minute walk from the main road to the Tamar river edge. Very tidal water side with lots of birds and wild life. Little bridges linking the little islands. Not such a good walk in the rain as there is no cover anywhere but nice...More

Thank IsobelandDick
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Took our four kids. Stop off at the visitor centre and pick up a guide, it is helpful in explaining stuff along the way. The walk there and back takes about an hour and there are toilets on Tamar Island as well. Take a picnic...More

Thank Trent S
Reviewed January 16, 2017

the grandkids & my hubby & I enjoyed the walk with the kids seeing all the different birds & enjoying the walk the information centre is really good with a lot of info

Thank wato2015
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