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The Tamar Island Wetlands
West Tamar Highway, Riverside
Phone: (03) 6327 3964
The Tamar Island Wetlands is a unique reserve just ten minutes drive from
Launceston and is a nice spot for lovers of nature and particularly bird
watchers. From the car park at Lucks Flats there is a gravel track to the
boardwalk. 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.
A fantastic Interpretation Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about
the great value of the wetlands. Over the summer holiday period, a Discovery
Ranger program operates daily for children and the young at heart. Opening times
for the Reserve are dawn to dusk every day of the year except Christmas Day. The
Interpretation Centre is open from 9am - 5pm during the summer and closes an
hour earlier in winter.