The Tamar Island Wetlands is a unique urban wetlands reserve ten minutes drive from Launceston. An outstanding Interpretation Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the great value of the wetlands.
The Tamar Island Wetlands are managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, with important assistance from Wildcare volunteers. The Interpretation Centre and the boardwalk to the island have easy wheelchair access and both the Centre and the island have disabled toilet facilities.
A short (0.5kilometre) walk from the Interpretation Centre takes the visitor to a bird hide with seating from where you can observe a number of different wetland birds on the lagoon and enjoy a restful break.
The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre offers a range of activities for both adults and children. Volunteers can provide a range of talks and activities covering topics such as wetlands ecology, macro-invertebrates and the pest fish species Gambusia. Over the summer holiday period, a Discovery Ranger program operates daily for children and the young at heart.