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Tamar Island Wetlands

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Address: West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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09:00 - 17:00
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The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10...

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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This wetland is spectacular. The walk is pleasant and took us about 1.5 hours at a steady pace to return. This was a highlight of visiting Launceston and its surrounds. Highly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This wetland is spectacular. The walk is pleasant and took us about 1.5 hours at a steady pace to return. This was a highlight of visiting Launceston and its surrounds. Highly recommended to anyone wishing to enjoy a casual sight seeing stroll not far from town.

Thank Paula1301
Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The wet lands center is an easy stop on the trip - the visit is an easy walk, although maybe a little long for young children, all the paths are well made and pushchair friendly. There was a good range of bird and other wildlife - and the cost of entry is a donation. The area is popular with locals... More 

Thank AndrewMunnings
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good board walk and place generally well maintained. Interesting history along the way but it is a good walk to the island and back so depends on what else you need to fit in your day whether you make this a priority.

Thank Kathryn0911_12
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent walk just outside Launceston (10 minutes drive West Tamar highway). Plenty of bird watching to be done, and generally a few Copperhead snakes to be seen in summer (usually just off boardwalk). Good tranquil walk - ideal for wheelchairs and strollers too as boardwalk continues a fair way to Tamar Island. I once came here with my son, now... More 

Thank wtandy
Rome, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful weather helped our enjoyment of the hike here. We were unaware of some of the history and wildlife habits. Recommend to anyone that wants to take a short jaunt from the hustle and bustle of Launceston and just spend some time with nature.

Thank Doug P
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is an easy drive a few kms outside Launceston. Basically you have a walk along a boardwalk for, I think, about 1.5 kms taking you over several water channels popular with waterfowl. There's one viewing hide amongst a grove of paperbark trees, and a small island hillock near the end of the walk. Most of the rest of the... More 

1 Thank JenandRick2060
Campbelltown, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 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

1 Thank worwon
Huonville, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 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
Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 8 March 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
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 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 much there, but we did see a Pademelon and joey and a White Faced heron,... More 

Thank Julie P

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