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Campfire restrictions extended due to increasing fire risk

19/01/2018

In the interests of public safety, the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has brought in extensive campfire restrictions as the fire risk continues to increase this summer.More

Improved toilet facilities at Bruny Island

16/01/2018

The Parks and Wildlife Service has completed work on a new toilet facility at the Bruny Island Neck Game Reserve.More

Further upgrade to South Coast Track

05/01/2018

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks, and the completion of recent upgrades has significantly improved the user experience along the track before the start of the peak walking season.More

Tamar Island

41. Tamar Island

time 1.5 hour return walk. 4km return.
access West Tamar Highway (A7) between the Launceston suburbs of Riverside and Legana. Signs indicate the turnoff. See map
facilities Wetlands centre, water bird viewing and toilets located close to car park. Picnic area, gas barbecue and toilets on the island.
grade Level 1.  The boarded walkway to the island is level and will suit some wheelchair users and those with prams and strollers. Tracks on the island have natural surfaces and are generally not suited for wheelchairs.
what to take Group B items
cautions Supervise children, tidal waters
prohibited Pets, bicycles, roller blades and skateboards are not permitted.

Just 10 minutes drive from the heart of Launceston, you can walk  through wetlands and across a river channel to the 7 hectare Tamar Island. For company you’ll have pelicans, swans, cormorants and numerous other bird species as well as frogs, dragonflies and lizards. The wetlands centre has displays and information.

Highlights

The Tamar River Conservation Area is part of an estuarine wetland. Such wetlands are important habitats for a wide diversity of plant and animal life.  It remains the stronghold for one of Tasmania's poorly reserved vegetation comunities - coastal paperbark forest.