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Tamar Island Wetlands

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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
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Great Set Up

We really enjoyed the wander through the wetlands. Felt very secure on boardwalks and saw lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryTTay
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Bundaberg, Australia
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Lovely short walk into the wetlands

Took a short walk to the Bird Hide after chatting with the guide. Saw only ducks, swans, and an... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
knittermom
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bird life” (43 reviews)
“board walk” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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+61 3 6327 3964
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"information centre"
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"bird life"
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"board walk"
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"black swans"
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"bird watching"
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"water birds"
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"knowledgeable volunteers"
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"interesting birds"
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"bird hide"
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"the river"
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"mud flats"
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"relaxing walk"
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"low tide"
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"flora and fauna"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the wander through the wetlands. Felt very secure on boardwalks and saw lots of different bird life. Recommend an early visit before it gets too hot. The walk was longer than expected but that was ok. The staff in the information centre...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Took a short walk to the Bird Hide after chatting with the guide. Saw only ducks, swans, and an egret, but it was lovely and peaceful and just the short break ended during a long day of driving.

1  Thank knittermom
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Two of us walked out and back in about an hour and enjoyed the fresh air, views and bird life. Would wear comfy shoes and wear a hat and sunscreen. You could take a picnic and enjoy more time on the island. I think kids...More

1  Thank Charliego
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

With very informative staff and reasonable entry fees, this is an easy way to stroll through the wetlands to see , in our case, a variety of ducks, swans, waders and plants. Highly recommended. The location is only a short drive from Launceston. There is...More

1  Thank olmec76
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Why have I not done this walk before? Stunning, peaceful and relaxing. This will become a monthly walk. Any tourist, do the Tamar Wetlands Walk.

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Saw lots of black swans and a copperhead snake! The visitor centre has many interesting stuffed animals and birds too. We enjoyed our visit and relaxing walk along the broad walk. Only $6 per family visit.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Spent a few hours walking around and taking photos. Very picturesque. Lots of bird life. Wallabies too. So close to Launceston.

Thank Cebbd
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We enjoyed a lovely walk on a late afternoon trip in summer. The information centre was not open (due to being later afternoon) which was disappointing. Lots of birds. Kept a look out for snakes but didn't see any unfortunately.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon/evening walk here. The interpretation center closes at 5pm, so it was not open when we arrived. There are toilets, but they are in the interpretation center, so being locked we couldn't use them - but fortunately there is a...More

Thank AlbanyRick
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great wetlands to walk through with family friendly boardwalk out to the island and great information centre with friendly staff.

Thank Marguerite K
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alokvandu
26 August 2017|
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Response from worwon | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the remark above it also depends on you and where you are staying .There are bus routes and walking trails and it is flat along the river
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