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“Different Worlds”
Review of The Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley
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Tamar Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Devonport, Ulverstone or Burnie
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Launceston
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Owner description: The Tamar Valley, famous for it's cool climate wine, but also it's food and produce, it's natural attractions such as the Tamar Island Wetlands, Narawntapu National Park, Notley Gorge, Brady's Lookout and West Head it's many attractions - Seahorse World, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Cntre, Grindelwald, Gem & Stone creations, Glengarry Bush Maze and the Rosevears Hotel & Gallery complex. Also home to more than 80 Air BnB listings it's a great base to tour to Cradle Mountain, Bridestowe Lavendar Farm, Derby Mountain Bike trails, Cataract Gorge, Barnbougle Golf Course, local markets, wildlife parks, Treetops Adventure or Launceston's range of fantastic restaurants.
Fiddletown, California
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“Different Worlds”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We tarveled up and down both sides of the tamar. The scenery and wines were so different, like another world. Well worth spending a few days tasting and seeing.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Two sides of the valley”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Perhaps the most interesting thing we found on our trip to the valley was how entirely different the two sides ended up being! Not only was the scenery and driving very different from one side to the other - so were the wines. Many of the recommendations were to visit the western side which we did first and with a little luck we had time to come back and visit the eastern side a couple of days later.
It's both a great chance to sample some of Australia's best wines, but also a great drive and some outstanding scenery and hospitality.
Put it as a must if you are visiting Launceston and have the time to just stop and enjoy it as we did. Excellent!!

Visited November 2013
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Launceston, Australia
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“Totally enjoyable journey- along one side and back the other”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Tamar Valley can be driven beside on both sides so start on one side and cross using the Batman Bridge to the other. West Tamar side has Legana, Beaconsfield with the gold mine exhibit, Beauty Point with Platypus House and Seahorse World. Lunches available at several cafes. On the East Tamar side is Hillwood Berry Farm and Low Head- such a pleasant way to meander along this area.

Visited November 2013
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Christchurch
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“Vineyards not open”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Despite advertising as being open on that day in the Tamar valley wine map, we found two of three vineyards we stopped at were not open. Got a few of bottles from the open place and decided on other activities in the area, writing the vineyards off. Interestingly, mentioned this to the hotel owner at breakfast the next day and she indicated its not uncommon for them to decide not to open on a whim.

The platypus house is worth a stop, particularly if you have kids. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide showed you round the platypus and echinda areas.

Let the kids out for a run at Greens Beach, or take a romantic stroll. The pilot station at George Town and the light houses make a nice photo stop.

Overall its a nice spot and a very pretty day drive. As for doing the wine trail, until they sort out the published openings against actual openings, I would suggest another area for your wine fix.

Visited November 2013
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Federal Way, Washington
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“Nice drive to Greens Beach - Many wineries”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

We did a drive to the farthest point at Greens Beach and had a very pleasant excursion. Lots of sheep and cattle grazing. We did not stop at the many wineries but that could have taken up the entire day.

Visited November 2013
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