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Tamar River Conservation Area

The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Launceston in Tasmania's north.

Tamar Island has been Crown Land since settlement and up to the 1980s was leased to private and public operators. In the 1980s the Tasmanian Government purchased the wetlands area around Tamar Island, which was incorporated into the greater Tamar River Conservation Area.

Wetlands play an important role in maintaining water quality. They also provide important habitat for many native animals and plants, with many species relying on wetlands as places to feed and breed.

An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the value of the wetlands.


Walking tracks


There is no camping available in the park.


Ten minute drive north from the centre of Launceston.

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