Tamar Island Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4.3km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Tamar Island Carpark

  • End: Tamar Island Carpark

  • Location: Tamar River Conservation Area

  • Closest Town: Riverside

  • Distance from CBD: 207km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.390996

  • Longitude: 147.073685

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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.

Summary

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.

Highlights

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.

Region

Launceston Tamar and the North

Getting there

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

Tips

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