Tamar Valley - free activities

You’re on holiday – you’ve got a budget, and some days you spend more than you intended. Here are some ideas on how to re-balance the budget justify that splurge you had yesterday!

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Short Walks

* Notley Fern Gorge – 100 year old giant tree ferns, easy walking and towering eucalypts are the highlights.
* Holwell Gorge – A slightly more strenuous walk with a beautiful gorge and pools, ferns and mosses, towering trees and a walk designed for more experienced adventurers.
* Supply River – An historic walk featuring ruins dating back to the 1820’s, waterfalls and formed tracks. A nice place to swim and also relax.
* Tamar Island Wetlands – a flat boarded walk amongst bird life, wetlands, rushes featuring an interpretation centre and the island with BBQ, toilets and jetty into the Tamar River.
* Narawntapu National Park – West Head coastal walk – dramatic cliffs and headlands, Copper Cove – a coastal walk following the headland to Bakers Beach.
* Badger Beach – a 5km one way beach walk with massive dunes and foaming surf.

Swimming spots

Where do the locals go? The many pontoons are well patronised in Summer – Gravelly Beach, Deviot, Clarence Point and Bonnie Beach. For sandy and family friendly beaches try Greens Beach, Kelso, Pebble or Shellys Beach, Badger Beach, Weymouth or East Beach.

Walk the beach

There’s a saying in Tassie that if there’s someone on the beach – go find another one. If you enjoy a quiet walk to comtemplate, we’ve got a beach for it.  All the above swimming spots make great walking spots too.

Go fishing

60kms of fishing from the shore, pontoons, headlands and beaches. Snapper, flathead, trevally, whiting , Australian salmon and even kingfish can be caught from anywhere along the river.


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Tamar Valley Wine Route

Most wineries offer free tastings – to pick one or more that takes your fancy, visit the wine route website for details.

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Have a BBQ

Linger in the area, stock up on local produce and enjoy a BBQ at one of the many spots in the Tamar Valley such as Tailrace Centre and Greens Beach.

Art Galleries

Linger in the art galleries dotted throughout the Valley. The Tamar Valley Art Trail was recently launched showcasing 10 local artisans all located 5-50 minutes from Launceston along the Tamar River. Watch the artists at work, and discover the story behind each unique work of art.

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