Tamar Island Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4.3km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Tamar Island Carpark

  • End: Tamar Island Carpark

  • Closest Town: Riverside

  • Location: Tamar River Conservation Area

  • Distance from state capital: 207km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.390996

  • Longitude: 147.073685

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Tamar Island is a 4.3km, grade 1 Return hike located in Tamar River Conservation Area Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.


Just 10 minutes drive from the heart of Launceston, you can walk through wetlands and across a river channel to the 7 hectare Tamar Island. For company you’ll have pelicans, swans, cormorants and numerous other bird species as well as frogs, dragonflies and lizards. The wetlands centre has displays and information.


The Tamar River Conservation Area is part of an estuarine wetland. Such wetlands are important habitats for a wide diversity of plant and animal life. It remains the stronghold for one of Tasmania’s poorly reserved vegetation comunities – coastal paperbark forest.


Launceston Tamar and the North

Getting there

West Tamar Highway (A7) between the Launceston suburbs of Riverside and Legana. Signs indicate the turnoff.


Wetlands centre, water bird viewing and toilets located close to car park. Picnic area, gas barbecue and toilets on the island.

The boarded walkway to the island is level and will suit some wheelchair users and those with prams and strollers. Tracks on the island have natural surfaces and are generally not suited for wheelchairs.

Supervise children, tidal waters.

Pets, bicycles, roller blades and skateboards are not permitted.


Total distance: 4319 m
Max elevation: 11 m
Min elevation: 1 m
Total climbing: 30 m
Total descent: -29 m

For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania