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  Snake at the wetlands
by balhannah

Located just 10minutes from Launceston the Tamar Island Wetlands was an interesting area to walk around and try and find birds, reptiles, frogs and fish.
The Tamar Island Wetlands reserve is approx 60 hectares of mud flats, lagoons and islands. The Tamar Island gives an excellent view of the surrounding landscape

The wetlands have a big variety of Birdlife and Reptiles, we were lucky enough to see this snake (photo) sunning himself by the boardwalk.

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 on an easy access board-walk, the walk will take about 1hour return.
Opening times for the board-walk are dawn to dusk every day of the year except Christmas Day.
There is an Interpretation Centre located 200 metres from the main gate.

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

A short walk from here, and we came to a bird hide which has seating, a good place to see the different birds on the lagoon.

There are picnic and gas barbeque facilities on the island

Directions: Enter off West Tamar highway
Website: http://www.tamarvalley.com.au/tamar_island_wetlands.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2010
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