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Tamar River Conservation Area

Activities

Facilities

Walking Tracks

boardwalk

The boardwalk from the Visitor Centre leads to
Tamar Island (Photography by Julie Nermut)

There are approximately 3.2 km of tracks at the wetlands. The distance from the entrance gate to the island is 1.5 km and there is approximately 1.2 km of tracks on the island itself. The Interpretation Centre is 80 metres from the main gate. The easy access board-walk allows for a comfortable one hour return trip to the island for the average walker.

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

Bird Hide

A short (0.5 km) walk from the Interpretation Centre takes the visitor to a bird hide with seating.  Visitors can observe a number of different birds on the lagoon from this hide and enjoy a restful break.

Interpretation Centre

Opening times for the Interpretation Centre are:

  • 1 April – 30 September 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
  • 1 October – 31March 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Other facilities at the Tamar Island Wetlands site include:

Inside the Visitor Centre

The Tamar Island Visitor Centre
is a great educational resource
(Photography by St.John Pound)

  • a car park
  • picnic and gas barbeque facilities on the island
  • toilet facilities at the Interpretation Centre and on the island
  • drinking water
  • disabled access

Group Excursions

The Tamar Island Wetlands reserve outdoor education experience offers a range of activities for both adults and children.

Volunteers can provide an overview of Tamar Wetlands history, conservation, the pest fish Gambusia holbrooki & the birds and animals to be seen in the reserve. Specific topics can be addressed for school groups and other organisations by phoning the Centre in advance and making a booking - see contact details.

Full details of the Tamar Wetlands reserve outdoor experience are available for download as a PDF [80KB].