Tourism

Vineyards and cellar doors, quaint accommodation, memorable caravan parks, living history, fabulous cafés and unique attractions all await you in the West Tamar.
The area is home to some of Tasmania's most beautiful landscapes.

For more information on attractions and accommodation in the Tamar Valley, contact the Tamar Visitor Centre by following at 81 Main Road, Exeter, or freecall 1800 637 989, Telephone 03 6394 4454 or email tamar@wtc.tas.gov.au.

The friendly volunteers and staff will welcome you with a smile and assist with all of your travel enquiries. Alternatively you can visit the Tamar Valley Tasmania Website or the following links for further information.

Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre -www.beaconsfieldheritage.com.au
Proudly owned and operated by the West Tamar Council since 1999, the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre represents a rich cultural resource and provides a unique and authentic insight into the history of the West Tamar. It is inextricably linked to the story of Beaconsfield gold and the town's mining heritage.

The visitor experience is delivered through a substantial number of interactive and static displays, working models, photographic collections, mining artefacts, industrial machinery and the memorabilia of everyday life in the Tamar Valley. The mine rescue display provides an engaging interpretative experience of the rock fall in the Beaconsfield Gold Mine in 2006.

Narawntapu National Parkwww.discovertasmania.com.au/about/national-parks-and-wilderness/narawntapu-national-park
Narawntapu National Park is a peaceful coastal refuge, with inlets, small islands, wetlands,  sand dunes, lagoons and an amazing variety of plants and animals.

Located on Tasmania's central north coast, Narawntapu stretches from Greens Beach on the mouth of the Tamar River to Bakers Beach in the west and is one of the best places to view free-ranging wildlife in the state. The park boasts a rich array of easily observed animals that come out in the evening  to graze on the grasslands, including Forester kangaroos, Bennetts wallabies and wombats. Listen for the growls and screeches of Tasmanian devils.

Northern Tasmaniawww.northerntasmania.com.au
Nurture your soul with boundless experiences and leave behind life as you know it. From scenic drives through cool-climate vineyards to soft adventure nestled in the Tasmanian wilderness, unveil the best that our region has to offer. Shaping your visit is easy - add one recommendation to the trip planner, or experience them all, the adventure is yours to create.

Tamar Valley Self Drive - www.discovertasmania.com.au/what-to-do/self-drive/tamarvalley
This drive explores the majestic Tamar River from Launceston to Bass Strait as it meanders for nearly 60 km through the heart of vineyard country past orchards, scenic pastures and forests. From here you'll drive east to Narawntapu National Park for panoramic views of Badger Head and Bass Strait.

Tamar Valley Wine Routewww.tamarvalleywineroute.com.au
As the state's premier food and wine location, Launceston's Tamar Valley is home to some of Australia's best Sparkling, zesty Rieslings, superb cool-climate Chardonnays and complex Pinot Noirs. The Tamar Valley Wine Route encourages you to taste premium local fare at one of the many cellar doors offering fine dining experiences, light lunches or a local cheese platter.

West Tamar Historical Societywww.westtamarhs.com
The West Tamar Historical Society Inc. (WTHS) was formed in April 2000 after a visit to the York Town Historic Site organized by Richard Hooper. The society aims to promote, protect and preserve the history of the West Tamar Municipality on the west side of the Tamar River north of Launceston, Tasmania.


West Tamar Mini Maps

The West Tamar Mini Maps are an initiative of council. 

The maps are a useful tool for locals and visitors seeking information on tourism related services and attractions within townships and boundaries of West Tamar.

The maps are available at local businesses in and around West Tamar and will assist visitors with local information on what services and attractions are in the following areas:

Beaconsfield, Kayena, Rowella & Sidmouth Map (783 KB)

Beauty Point & Surrounds Map (674 KB)

Exeter, Gravelly Beach, Deviot & Surrounds Map (753 KB)

Riverside & Surrounds Map (425 KB)

Rosevears, Grindelwald, Legana Map (585 KB)

Hard Copies of the maps are also available at the Tamar Visitor Centre.

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