Tamar Island Wetlands

Location and Facilities

Tamar Island Wetlands can be reached by following the West Tamar Highway (A7) for approximately 10km from the centre of Launceston. There is a boardwalk from the car park which leads to an excellent Interpretation Centre some 80 metres from the start.

The boardwalk extends for 1.5km to Tamar Island, which has picnic and free barbecue facilities. Toilets are located at both the Interpretation Centre, and on the Island. The boardwalk is wheelchair and stroller friendly, although the tracks on the island feature gravel surfaces. Entry is by donation, which helps to maintain the facilities within the reserve.

For more information

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre
Tamar River Conservation Area (03) 6327 3964
Parks and Wildlife Service, Prospect (03) 6777 2179

Tamar Island Wetlands is an important wetland located about 10 minutes drive from Launceston in the North of Tasmania. It provides habitat for a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, frogs, fish and invertebrates, as well as being an important historic landmark in the early settlement of Launceston. It is part of the Tamar River Conservation Area, which protects the Tamar River’s remnant wetlands and estuarine environment.

Origins of Tamar Island


Open Now

Opening times for the board-walk are dawn to dusk every day of the year.

Centre opening hours:

9am-5pm (October-March)  closed on Christmas Day

10am-4pm (April-September)