Drive through the beautiful East Tamar on the A8 highway and turn off at Hillwood where you can visit the Hillwood Berry Farm for a selection of cheese, cream, berries, jam and quince, or book for a unique cooking experience at Hiton Bay Kitchen.
Travel back to the East Tamar Highway and 15 minutes later, you will find the oldest town in Tasmania – George Town.
On the way into town, stop at Mount George Lookout, an historical semaphore site where you will get the best picture opportunity of the valley and out to Bass Strait.
George Town is home to the old gaol, model village and display of the Women’s Factory at the historic Watch House. For further information and bookings, be sure to stop at the visitor information centre as you enter the township.
Visit the home of the full sized replica sloop the “Norfolk” at the Bass & Flinders Centre. From there visit the Windmill Point Playground home of the famous Eddie Freeman carvings and home to the replica ship HMS Buffalo, children’s play equipment and free barbecue facilities.
Leading from York Cove to Low Head, take the 6km cycle or walking track – the kanamaluka Trail, along the edge of the beautiful Tamar River.
At Low Head, maritime historians will relive the area’s story when you visit Australia’s oldest continuously operated Pilot Station, Maritime Museum, and the Low Head Lighthouse. Early dusk is a perfect time to experience an up and close personal encounter with the little penguins at the Low Head Penguin Tours.
Stay overnight before rejoining the Tamar Valley Wine Route – home of award winning vineyards, sample some local whiskey, or visit the alpacas.