Situated in northern Tasmania the Tamar valley is the ideal spot to relax and just kick back before embarking on one of the great Tasmania tours. The backpacker will find good accommodation choices here and plenty of shopping for all their needs. From here there are numerous wineries and food outlets where you can sample and enjoy the fine wines and local produce of the area. There are over 230 wineries here and there are many farms that allow public access to buy their produce.
It has been said that the climate in this area is similar to that of southern France and that is perfect for being out and about checking out all the Tamar valley has to offer. There are many parks and reserves where you can take a walk and enjoy the flora with the Cataract Gorge reserve is one of the most famous. There are numerous walking trails such as a boardwalk through the Royal Park, the Black ridge Trail or a walk through Inveresk.
For those who are driving the Tamar Wetlands , Notley Fern Gorge, Liffey Falls or Alum Cliffs all make for good scenery among many other nearby spots. There are many heritage spots where you can learn about the history of the areas and its people with many National Trust properties to see with Entally House, Woolmer’s estate and the National Rose gardens being fine examples. Visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and the Design centre as well as many of the smaller galleries for some art and cultural experiences.
For those who like to get a bit more physical there are plenty of sporting activities to keep you occupied with tree top adventures, hang gliding, water skiing, cycling and horseriding with plenty of fishing, golf and many recreation centres. A visit to some of the animal parks and Zoos will see you up close and personal with some wonderful animals.