The Tamar Valley is the heart of Tasmania.
Launceston Airport welcomes over one million visitors a year. It is serviced by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways. You can also travel to Tasmania by sea ferry on Spirit of Tasmania – sailing between Melbourne and Devonport on the north coast.
If you are arriving from Launceston Airport, follow the signs on the main highway into the City of Launceston. When in the Launceston CBD take the (A7) West Tamar Highway by turning left at the York Street intersection. This will take you directly along the west side of the river. Follow the brightly coloured blue and yellow Wine Route signs and you’re on your way!
Alternatively, to access the east side of the river, stay on the main highway all the way through Launceston’s CBD (Bathurst Street). Once you have cleared the city centre you will drive with the river on your left and simply follow the Wine Route signs all the way.
The southern area of the valley can be accessed directly from the airport. Your first Tasmanian wine experience is only moments away from landing. Just follow the blue and yellow Wine Route signs.
If you are driving from the Devonport Ferry Terminal, simply follow the Bass Highway into Launceston’s CBD and let the blue and yellow Wine Route signs guide you. Or follow the Frankford Highway (B71) on the southern side of Devonport.
If arriving by road from the southern capital of Hobart, follow the route instructions from Launceston Airport.