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Tamar Valley - Cities, Towns and Localities
The Tamar Valley extends from Launceston, past vineyard country, orchards, scenic pastures, forest, villages and towns, until it enters the Bass Strait, offering a pleasurable scenic destinations full of attractions.

A popular region, the Tamar Valley is Tasmania’s major cool climate wine producing region, that also specialises in the Pinot and Riesling varieties. It is a region that is enjoying a growing reputation for fine wines, good food and great scenery. During the summer, you can pick farm fresh raspberries, blueberries and stone fruits.

For the visitor, there is plenty to see and do, Check out some the listed attractions.

Tamar Valley Attractions

Anderson Creek Monument
• Greens Beach Rd, YORK TOWN TAS 7270
• Marks the discover of the creek by Ensign Robert Anderson in 1804, where settlers from the Norfolk Island established farms.
Auld Kirk Sidmouth
• Auld Kirk Rd, DEVIOT TAS 7275
• A well known historic Presbyterian landmark, built in freestone by convict and free labour in 1843.
Batman Bridge
• The word’s first cable stayed truss bridge built in the 1960’s. Enjoy a picnic beneath the Batman Bridge.
Beaches
• There are beaches to enjoy facing onto the Bass Strait including Badger Head, Bakers Beach, Greens Beach, East Beach and Lagoon Beach. Entrance to Greens Beach, Badger Head and Bakers Beach are from Bowens Rd, York Town. Other northern beaches include Kelso and Lagoon Beach. Bonnie Beach is accessible from Bonnie Beach Rd (via Kayena Rd), Kayena and has picnic areas and spectacular views of the Batman Bridge.
Brady’s Lookout
• West Tamar Hwy
• Named after bushranger Matthew Brady, who used this vantage point to sight travellers.
Cataract Gorge Reserve
• Only 1.8 km from the city centre, this popular reserve boasts a natural basin with a swimming pool and the longest single span chairlift in the world.
Glengarry Bush Maze & Tearooms
• Jay Dee Rd, GLENGARRY TAS 7275 • Ph/Fax: 03 6396 1250 • Disabled accessible services.
• Enjoy the challenge of a formal hedge maze or take a relaxing walk in natural Tasmanian bush to the fern gully. There are light lunches available in the tearoom.
Grindelwald Swiss Village and Resort 
• Waldhorn Drv, Grindelwald, LEGANA TAS 7277• Ph: 03 6330 0400
• A real Swiss village where children can play in the Adventure Playground and feed the ducks and trouts in the lake. There are speciality shops and restaurant, bar and 9 hole golf course.
The Grove
• Cnr Cimitiere & Elizabeth Sts, GEORGE TOWN TAS 7253
• Ph: 03 6382 1336 • Fax: 03 6382 3352 • Email
• View this fascinating colonial home, try lunch or teas in our beaut coffee shop. Ring to confirm opening times. Property also includes b&b accommodation in Nanna’s Cottage.
Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum
• West St, BEACONSFIELD TAS • Ph: 03 6383 1473 • Fax: 03 6383 6384
• The Grubb Shaft Gold & Heritage Museum has occupied a site adjacent to the Beaconsfield gold mine since 1982. Assistance and encouragement from the AMAX Corporation allowed the museum committee to reconstruct part of the old ruins for display space which opened to the public in 1984. Explore the Grubb Shaft mine, iron smelter, water wheel and battery.
Krazy Putt Mini Golf
• 361 Gravelly Beach Rd, GRAVELLY BEACH TAS 7276 • Ph: 03 6394 4243
• Unique 18-hole mini-putt golf course. Fun for all ages.
Launceston Lakes
• Eccleston Rd, RIVERSIDE TAS 7250 • Ph: 03 6396 6100
• Fly fishing/spinning, private lakes. 3 km of private waters, 3 trout-filled lakes set in a 900 acre wildlife reserve. Half and full day options.
Low Head Lighthouse
• Low Head Rd, LOW HEAD TAS 7253
• Established in 1838 and has panoramic views of the peninsula, Tamar River, estuary, surf and river beaches.
Mount George Lookout
• Mount George, GEORGE TOWN TAS 7253
• Scenic views and an historic semaphore mast built in 1825 to notify officials of shipping movements in the river.
Narawntapu National Park
• GREENS BEACH TAS 7270 • Ranger, Trevallyn State • Ph: 03 6332 2678 (Recreation Area)
• Formerly Asbestos Range National Park.
National Trust of Australia (TAS)
• Ph: 03 6344 6233 • Fax: 03 6344 4033
• Enjoy the renowned historic buildings including
— Home Hill (Devonport) • Ph: 03 6424 8055
— Clarendon (via Evandale) • Ph: 03 6398 6220
— Franklin House (Franklin Village) • Ph: 03 6344 7824
— Entally House (Hadspen) Ph: 03 6393 6201
— Penitentiary Chapel Historic Site (Hobart) • Ph: 03 6231 0911
— Old Umbrella Shop (Launceston) • Ph: 03 6331 9248
— White House (Westbury) • Ph: 03 6393 1171
Notley Fern Gorge
• NOTLEY HILLS TAS 7275
• Ph: 03 63320 2678 (Recreation Area) • Freecall: 1800 637 989 • Ph: 03 6394 4454 • Email
• Easy walk takes you through the forest, over mossy bridges and alongside the river fringed by a mossy glade. The deep fern glades, dense rainforest, waterfalls and birdlife makes for a great walk. Just 24 km north-west of Launceston.
Paper Beach River Walkway
• Paper Beach Rd, SWAN POINT TAS 7275
• This is a 2.5 km walkway from Supply River to Paper Beach.
Paterson Monument
• Windmill Point, GEORGE TOWN TAS 7253
• Marks the spot the riverbank where in 1804, Lt Colonel Paterson took possession of Northern Tasmania in the name of King George III.
Rebecca Monument
• Rosevears Drv, ROSEVEARS TAS 7277
• The 29 tonne cutter Rebecca, was built and used by John Batman to found the city of Melbourne in May, 1835.
Seahorse WorldSeahorse World
• Shed 1A, Inspection Head Wharf, BEAUTY POINT TAS 7270 • Ph: 03 6383 4111 • Fax: 03 6383 4888

• A unique facility designed to give visitors an educational experience and includes: a tour of a high tech working seahorse farm, from brood stock/nursery to grow out tanks; a boutique class aquarium featuring seahorses, sea dragons, pipefish, fresh water endangered species and a touch pool for the kids; an aquaculture interpretation centre and theatrette; Australian Maritime Environment Centre.

Supply River Flour Mill Ruins
• Deviot Rd, DEVIOT TAS 7275
• Ruins of the first water driven flour mill in Tasmania, built in 1825 by Andrew Charlton and closed in 1888.
Tailrace Park
• Elouera Rd (West Tamar Rd), RIVERSIDE TAS 7250
• Recreation and playground area for children.
Tamar Valley Semaphore System
• Mt George and Mt Direction • Ph: 03 6382 1700 • Fax: 03 6382 3240
• Learn about the Tamar Valley’s historic communication systems at the original Semaphore sites which include Mt George or Mt Direction, for those looking to combine a nature walk with history.
Tamar Island Wetlands
• West Tamar Hwy, LAUNCESTON TAS 7250 • Ph: 03 6327 3964
• Interpretation Centre and boardwalk. Haven for water birds.
Tamar Valley Wine Route
• The start of Tasmania’s premier wine growing area and the Tamar Valley is only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Launceston. This is where the acclaimed cool-climate wines are grown and because many of the vineyards are small and family-owned the growers themselves will greet you and explain just how the wine is made. Get a copy of the ‘Tamar Valley Wine Route Guide’, available free from the Visitor Information Centres and wineries. Most vineyards are open regularly for visitors, with cellar-door sales and several have their own restaurants. Check details before arriving to avoid disappointment.
Temco
• Temco Rd, BELL BAY TAS 7253 • Ph: 03 6382 0200 • Fax: 03 6382 0410
• The only ferroalloy plant in Australia producing ferroalloys for steel makers around the world. Tours are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 11 am. Long trousers, long sleeves and sturdy closed-in shoes are required. Sorry, no children under 10 years of age.
Trevallyn State Recreation Area
• Reatta Rd, TREVALLYN TAS 7250
• Multi-purpose recreational reserve that includes archery, BBQs and picnic facilities, and water sports facilities.
Waterbird Haven Trust
• Rosevears Drv, ROSEVEARS TAS 7277 • Ph: 03 6394 3143
• A great variety of native and imported birds on display in natural surroundings.
West Head Lookout (Narawntapu National Park)
• Gardners Rd, GREENS BEACH TAS 7270
• Panoramic views of Badger Head and Bass Strait.
Windermere Church
• Windermere Rd, WINDERMERE TAS 7252
• A great example of 1800’s architecture that can be photographed from both sides of the river. Some great photos at sunrise and sunset.
York Town Monument
• Greens Beach Rd, YORK TOWN TAS 7270
• In 1804, Lt Colonel William Paterson established a military headquarters at this site.
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