We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Review Highlights
look very nice

You can drive up one side of the river and back on the other side, would recomend you do that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Visited twice towards the end of the day

Nice wetlands walk. Bit of bird spotting. If you have been driving all day / doing the wine route... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Read all 199 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bird life” (40 reviews)
“water birds” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
West Tamar Highway, Riverside, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6327 3964
Write a Review
Reviews (199)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Good board walk and place generally well maintained. Interesting history along the way but it is a good walk to the island and back so depends on what else you need to fit in your day whether you make this a priority.

Thank Kathryn0911_12
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent walk just outside Launceston (10 minutes drive West Tamar highway). Plenty of bird watching to be done, and generally a few Copperhead snakes to be seen in summer (usually just off boardwalk). Good tranquil walk - ideal for wheelchairs and strollers too as boardwalk...More

Thank wtandy
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Beautiful weather helped our enjoyment of the hike here. We were unaware of some of the history and wildlife habits. Recommend to anyone that wants to take a short jaunt from the hustle and bustle of Launceston and just spend some time with nature.

Thank Doug P
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is an easy drive a few kms outside Launceston. Basically you have a walk along a boardwalk for, I think, about 1.5 kms taking you over several water channels popular with waterfowl. There's one viewing hide amongst a grove of paperbark trees, and a...More

1  Thank JenandRick2060
Nearby Restaurants
Riverside Restaurant
33 reviews
1.60 km away
Velo Wines
115 reviews
3.87 km away
29 reviews
4.20 km away
King of Kebabs
22 reviews
4.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Velo Winery
94 reviews
3.82 km away
Tasmanian Expeditions
61 reviews
5.77 km away
Cataract Gorge Reserve
4,029 reviews
6.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tamar Island Wetlands staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines