Tamar Valley - Top Picnic Spots

Whilst there are some great cafes and restaurants around, it’s always nice to eat outside in the fresh air. To save you pulling out the tables and chairs beside the main highway (don’t laugh, it happens), here are some local tips to get you heading to the most picturescue picnic spots we know about.

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Batman Bridge

A cable-stayed bridge connecting the East and West Tamar communities. The “Batman” is the only place aside from Launceston where you can cross the river in your car. On the eastern side of the bridge there is a fabulous picnic area and walking path, well worth a stop.

Gravelly Beach

Not as uncomfortable as it sounds….featuring a new childrens playground, safe toddlers play area, skate park, toilets BBQ, boat ramp and fishing pontoon it’s a great family destination.

Tamar Island

A unique reserve ten minutes drive from Launceston and a great spot for bird watchers. The wide, level boardwalk of about 500 metres is suitable for pedestrians, prams and wheelchairs (no bikes), and extends over the swamps and crosses the river to two islets and finally Tamar Island. An interpretation centre is open daily and BBQ facilities are provided on the island.

Tailrace Park

Playground, picnic area, walking and biking trails. It also has undercover BBQ area, a boat ramp, basketball court and a small children’s maze.

West Head

West Head marks the eastern end of Narawntapu National Park. It features coastal walks, great fishing, surfing, several beaches and dramatic cliffs rising 60+ metres above the ocean.

Brady's Lookout

Bradys Lookout offers beautiful views over the Tamar River and surrounding vineyards. There are excellent, fully accessible toilet and picnic facilities, including sheltered BBQs and a number of picnic tables.

Windmill Point

The foreshore walk from George Town’s Esplanade North along the coast to join onto the track through to Low Head has a number of beautiful serene places to stop for a picnic. Pack a bag and go for a walk or bike ride to find the place that suits you best.

Lagoon Beach

Located just outside of George Town at Low Head, Lagoon Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand that is sheltered and away from the crowds at East Beach.

East Beach

East Beach is the gem of Low Head.  This long stretch of white sand is very popular with locals and on a warm day you’ll see people flock here for the day from Launceston and surrounding areas.

Esplanade North

This waters edge location is where the people of George Town turn to for a quiet picnic. A short walk from the town centre, Esplanade North overlooks Beauty Point across the Tamar River and is a perfect vantage point for boat watching.

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