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THE REGION

The Region

Tamar Valley Touring

The majestic Tamar River meanders for 58 kilometres through the heart of high-yielding vineyard country, orchards, scenic pastures and forests from Launceston to the sea.

Discover the many quaint riverside villages that feature arts and crafts from the local area. Picnic beneath the elegant Batman Bridge - the world’s first cable-stayed truss bridge built in the 1960s - or simply relax at a nearby restaurant and indulge your senses in the local food and wine.
Shore-access pontoons are conveniently situated along the riverbanks, which are ideal for casting in a fishing line. The river features a variety of saltwater fish or you can try the nearby inland streams and lakes, which offer challenges for freshwater fishing.

Relax and enjoy the pristine white sand on the Bass Strait beaches at Badger Head, Greens Beach, Low Head and Kelso. Have no doubt; our community offers a little something for all visitors!

Explore The Tamar Valley Touring Route - It Will Be An Unforgettable Experience!

Food, Wine & Attractions

The best way to explore the Tamar Valley is to leave the highways and wander through the country roads. There, you will discover small villages nestled on the riverbank with orchards, crafts and antiques shops, eateries, picnic areas and vineyards.

With over 21 vineyards forming the Tamar Valley Wine Route, you can tailor your own wine and food experience. Most vineyards are open regularly for visitors with wine tastings and cellar-door sales. Some have their own restaurants. Why not sample fresh farm produce from one of the many farm gates all over the valley?
Wilderness & Wildlife

Discover Tasmania's unique and breathtaking wilderness along the Tamar Valley Touring Route. Visit Narawntapu National Park (previously Asbestos Range National Park), Mount Direction, Holwell Gorge, Mount George, Notley Fern Gorge and Tamar Island Wetlands Centre.

You'll encounter native Tasmanian animals including Tasmanian devils, platypuses, wombats, wallabies, echidnas, birds, snakes, fairy penguins, seahorses, seals and much more.
History & Heritage

The Tamar Valley is rich with history and heritage sites. Discover maritime history at the Low Head Pilot Station and Maritime Museum, Australia's oldest pilot station. Explore the Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum in Beaconsfield. 

This town was once a thriving gold mining town and you can still see the operating gold mine and adjacent museum.
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