The Tamar Valley is right on Launceston’s doorstep, stretching north to the sea at George Town. It’s a lush, fertile area of orchards, pasture, B&Bs and, importantly, vineyards.

If you’re driving or taking a tour from Launceston, follow the Tamar Valley Wine Route winding through the valley to visit notable wineries like Pipers Brook, Clover Hill, Delamere, Bass and Ninth Island. The area is particularly renowned for its Pinot Noir wines.

The route heads north from Launceston, running along the western side of the valley through Exeter, Rosevears and Beaconsfield. The valley is crossed by the strikingly cable-trussed Batman Bridge at Deviot, then runs north to George Town on the valley’s eastern bank. Returning to Launceston, the route loops south through Lilydale and Rocherlea.

Wines to sample along the route include Riesling, Chardonnay and, most notably, Pinot Noir. Cellar door restaurants are another highlight, and you’ll also pass the Tamar Island Wetlands, mining history at Beaconsfield, and the Georgian-era sailing port of George Town.

Other towns to visit include riverside Rosevears, Beauty Point, where you’ll find Seahorse World, and Low Head with its maritime history museum and pilot station, lighthouse and penguin tours near George Town.

Practical Info

The Tamar Valley stretches north from Launceston, running 64km (40 miles) north to where the Tamar River joins the waters of Bass Strait.

Tours & Tickets

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Josef Chromy Wines Winery Tour Including Tasting and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a winery tour, tasting and lunch at Josef Chromy Wines, a state-of-the-art winery located near Launceston. Surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens ...  Read more

Location: Launceston, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $97.15

Tasmania Sightseeing Pass: See Tasmania Card

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

See Tasmania and beyond with a See Tasmania Card or Five in One Attraction Pass. It's the smart travel companion for every visitor to Tasmania. You can choose ...  Read more

Location: Hobart, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $80.22

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