Discover the Tamar


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If it’s your first visit to the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania, there are treats in store for you.

The Tamar is a wonderful destination in its own right. A scenic valley stretching from Launceston all the way up to the north coast, it boasts some of the most beautiful and productive landscapes in the island.

Many small rural business call this valley home, producing everything from truffles to micro greens to wine – everything you see in the festival and so much more.

Follow the ribbon of road up the West Tamar and you’ll find your way studded with off-the-beaten-track places to eat and drink, with some notable restaurants, great chefs and cafes.

There are idyllic places to stay, with view of the river, and wonderful cellar doors – over thirty in the West and East Tamar.

We’d love you to visit for the festival weekend, but we encourage you to stay longer – linger awhile in the Tamar and enjoy all it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you!

For more information, a great place to start is the Tourism Tasmania page on the Tamar Valley.

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