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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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"Well worth a visit"

A great way to spend a couple of hours. Don't forget to pick up a very informative brochure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_paul_margaret32
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Hobart, Australia
Interesting short walk

This is a well organised walk across wetlands to small island, you might get lucky and see some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
matobin7
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Launceston, 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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“bird life” (40 reviews)
“water birds” (8 reviews)
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West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend a couple of hours. Don't forget to pick up a very informative brochure before you start your walk.... Donations are gratefully accepted .

Thank _paul_margaret32
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well organised walk across wetlands to small island, you might get lucky and see some water birds such as native hens, egrets, purple swamp hens, swans and pelicans.

Thank matobin7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great level easy access nature walk so close to Launceston. About 5km return but suitable for prams. Picnic tables out at the island for afternoon tea

Thank RussB17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tamar wetlands - I would say is the best place in Launceston which highlights nature's beauty of flora and fauna. If you are in Launceston then do visit this place.

Thank RSW2013
Reviewed 6 June 2017

You can drive up one side of the river and back on the other side, would recomend you do that especially on a nice day

Thank sarahkong17
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Nice wetlands walk. Bit of bird spotting. If you have been driving all day / doing the wine route, the wetlands hike out on the boardwalk gets the legs going. One of Tasmania Park's 60 Great Short Walks.

Thank LondonTell
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Stop and do the walk. Very helpful staff and the information centre is exceptional. Great photo opportunities. Lots of birds to see.

Thank Sandy N
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The wetlands are a gem with so many birds to see. It is a long walk to the island but it is well worth it. The reference centre is well set up.

Thank Ted J
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

Thank Paula1301
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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...More

Thank AndrewMunnings
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