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Tamar Valley

A short drive north of Launceston lies the Tamar Valley, which lies on both the East and West side. On the West side you have towns like, Beaconsfield, Exeter and Beauty Point. The main town on the East side is Georgetown where you can take a penguin tour. The Tamar Valley is home to so many family friendly attractions you will spend days exploring and never want to leave. Platypus House, Seahorse World and Beaconsfield Mine are sure to enlighten and entertain kids and parents alike.

A short drive north of Launceston, The Tamar Valley is actually on both sides of the river and is referred to as East and West Tamar. West Tamar has the towns of Exeter, Beaconsfield and Beauty Point which all have much to offer families. The West Tamar really is one big playground. Starting in Riverside you have the pool centre with waterslide, kids’ pools and Olympic sized main pool, Tailrace Park with a kid friendly maze, BBQ, playground and loads of space to run around. Next stop is the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre with tunnels, animal hunts, gold panning and lots of buttons to push, levers to pull and hands on displays. 5 minutes away you can double up at Beauty Point and see the platypus and echidnas at Platypus House and seahorses, hermit crabs, starfish and other cool fish at Seahorse World. Don’t miss Kids Paradise at the Tailrace centre, which hosts kids activities non-stop, from the play centre to craft activities, there is sure to be something for everyone. Not far away are the Tamar Island Wetlands with a great short walk - you’ll see many birds, frogs and spy on the ducks, swans and other water birds from the hideout. Take time to visit the Tassie Devils, meerkats and Dinosaurs at Tasmania Zoo and enjoy their huge undercover cafe. Stop in at Grindelwald for paddle boats, mini-golf, jumping pillow and a chocolate cafe – feel free to stay a night or two. So many kids activities and things to do, you will want to stay. Be ‘A-Mazed’ at Glengarry Bush Maze and enjoy great coffee as you make your way along the Tamar. Now relax by the sea with Greens Beach and West Head only 10 minutes away - swim, build sandcastles, catch a fish for dinner and on the way back stop for a picnic at Batman Bridge.
  • Aspect Tamar Valley Resort

    One of Tasmania's finest accommodation, activities, boutique shopping, lakeside dining and golfing properties. So much to see and do to keep the kids entertained.

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  • Beaconsfield Mine

    The interpretive, hands-on displays will engage, educate or remind you of how life used to be back in the mining days.

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  • Glengarry Bush Maze

    Enjoy the challenge of the formal hedge maze or take a relaxing walk in a natural Tasmanian bush setting to the fern gully.

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  • Honey Tasmania

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  • Low Head Pilot Station

    a historical precinct with 9 self-contained cottages, charming heritage museum, lighthouse and café facilities in Tasmania’s pristine Tamar Valley.

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  • Low Head Tourist Park

    Low Head Tourist Park offer affordable accommodation of a very high standard to suit a variety of budget conscious travellers.

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  • Platypus House

    Platypus House offers the opportunity to view live platypuses and echidnas.

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  • Seahorse World

    Be amazed as you learn all about Seahorses which makes it a unique experience that is both simulating and fun.

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  • Tasmania Zoo

    The Zoo is a great place to take the whole family to see hundreds of different wildlife species. There are over 80 species of birds, wombats, echidna's, kangaroos, quolls, reptiles, monkeys and more.

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  • West Tamar Council

    West Tamar Municipal Area includes the western side of the Tamar River from the suburban area of Riverside in Launceston..

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