The Tamar Valley
Welcome to the Tamar Valley Wine Route – one of the world’s top 10 wine routes. With 16 vineyards – many small and family-owned – the growers themselves will often greet you and explain just how the wine is made… But there is so much more to the Tamar Valley than just wine. The Tamar Valley Arts Trail – with local artists dotted from Legana through to Clarence Point – is a unique space where you can meet the artist in their studio! Throw in a brief stop at Brady’s Lookout, the home of the nineteenth century bush-ranger Mathew Brady to get a postcard photo opportunity.
Now head to the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, which shows the workings of the old mine, recalls the boom days of gold, the events of the 2006 mine rescue and Tamar Valley history. Only a few minutes up the road is Beauty Point where you can visit Seahorse World and the Platypus House.
Return south, but this time cross the Batman Bridge. The Eastern side of the Tamar River is brimming with experiences not to be missed! You will find more wineries, the Hillwood Berry Farm, or further north you will find George Town where you can have dinner at The Cover restaurant at Peppers, York Cove.
For travel advice, you are spoilt for choice with two information centres, one on either side of the Tamar river.
On the west Tamar, pop into: Tamar Visitor Centre, 81 Main Road, Exeter, Tasmania, 7304.
To chat to a local expert, call: 1800 637 989 (freecall) or 03 6394 4454.
On the east Tamar, pop into: George Town Visitor Centre, 92-96 Main Road, George Town, Tasmania, 7253.
To chat to a local expert, call: 03 6382 1700.
To read more about the east Tamar, also known as Provincial Tamar, visit: www.provincialtamar.com.au