Skip to main content

There are too many birds to count at the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre.

A near 60 species all up, with egrets, swamp harriers and cormorants, to name a few. 

The informative interpretation centre has bird charts, ready for use by keen watchers. Then it’s a short (500m) walk to the bird hide, with a large window at which to perch and peer. 

For an even closer look, a boardwalk runs through reed beds, where there’s a flurry of mammals, reptiles and frogs ducking and weaving through the marsh. It leads to Tamar Island, a good place to stop for a snack or two. 

The interpretation centre and the boardwalk have easy wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities.

The story goes that many years ago Thomas Robinson, grief-stricken by the passing of his wife, thrust a plough into a tree on Tamar Island. And it’s still there, seeing as no one’s had the gusto to hoist it out. 

The Tamar Island Wetlands Centre is a 10-minute drive from Launceston.

By creating an account on Discover Tasmania, you agree to the terms of use outlined in our Privacy Statement

Success! You are now logged in.

Add to trip

Which trip would you like to add this to?

Need to Remove from a trip?

Remove from trip

Select the trip you would like to remove this from.


You have nearly reached the Explore Map plot limit of 27 items per itinerary.

Try splitting itineraries, rather than creating one large itinerary.

Manage trips
Please try again in a few moments.