Seahorse World

Seahorse World

Seahorse World at Beauty Point in the Tamar Valley, provides a unique insight into the mystical, intriguing and lovable seahorse from birth, in a working farm. When touring the aquarium you will be accompanied by informative guides providing an educational experience. At Seahorse World you will be introduced to the Weedy Sea Dragons and other endangered species. www.seahorseworld.com.au

Platypus House

Platypus House

A rare and unique display of platypuses, water rats, butterflies, creepy crawlies and echidnas . After your tour why not order a delightful Tassie fruit ice cream in the coffee shop and sit at the outside tables and watch all the activity on Inspection Head Wharf... Platypus House is situated next to Seahorse World at Beauty Point, 6 km from Beaconsfield. www.platypushouse.com.au

Beaconsfield Gold Shaft

Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

The whole family can enjoy this fascinating museum with over 30 visitor-activated displays including new display of the 2006 Mine Disaster and Rescue. Allow 1 hour minimum to explore the complex with BBQ, picnic area, park and playground facilities. Just a 50 Minute drive from Launceston in the Tamar Valley at  Beaconsfield. www.beaconsfieldheritage.com.au

 

Tamar Valley Food and Wine

Food and Wine

With over 21 vineyards joining together to form the Tamar Valley wine route, you can tailor your own wine and food experience. Quite a few vineyards have wine tastings, cellar door sales and their own restaurants. Goaty Hill vineyard, Iron Pot Bay vineyard {with delicious taste platters and cakes } and Holm Oak vineyard {also making cider!} are small family owned wineries located near the Batman Bridge. Grey Sands vineyard at Glengarry near Exeter is another family vineyard and they also have a delightful garden to explore. www.tamarvalleywineroute.com.au

At Beauty Point , the River Cafe is a lovely place to stop and have coffee and cake overlooking the Tamar River. Sunami Cafe/restaurant is known as one of the friendliest cafes in Tassie and the Tamar Cove Restaurant is of course an award winning restaurant. In Beaconsfield,  Moon Lily has light lunches and delicious cakes. Lol's kitchen serves authentic Cantonese cuisine takeaway in the evenings.  At Exeter, Cafe Lime has refreshing lunches, don't miss their Cafe Lime burger!   And for the freshest seafood, travel to Georgetown on the East Tamar Hwy. Georgetown Seafoods {with its own boat} is located in the Light Industrial Estate. . Fish n' chips are cooked Mon.-Fri. 11am-2pm!

Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

A coastal park between the Tamar River and the Rubicon River featuring wombats and wallabies, deserted beaches, coastal walks, and bird hides for observing the abundant waterbirds. Travel to Green's Beach or take the Holwell Rd. at Beaconsfield,  then the Frankford Hwy to the Main Office at Baker's Beach.

Notley Gorge

Notley Fern Gorge

Experience a short walk in this stunning rain forest wilderness area at Glengarry,  just 24km northwest of Launceston near Exeter, on the West Tamar Hwy.

Penguin Tours

Penguin Tours

At Low Head, near Georgetown join an evening tour,  experiencing the fairy penguins arriving back on shore after a day's fishing and watch them making their way back to their burrows. penguintours.lowhead.com

Tamar River Criuses

Tamar River Cruises

Launceston sits at the fork of the Tamar, North Esk and South Esk Rivers. You can explore these rivers aboard the Odyssey cruiser, departing and returning to Home Point in Launceston. www.tamarrivercruises.com.au

Launceston Cataract Gorge

Launceston Cataract Gorge

The Gorge Reserve is a place filled with the stories and memories of our past. Between the towering granite facades, you'll find walking and hiking tracks, lookouts,a pool and a suspension bridge. Victorian gardens, peacocks, an interpretation centre and the longest single chairlift in the world.
www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au