Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in the Tamar Valley
Picturesque vineyards, pretty towns and welcoming stays in the Tamar Valley
Whether you're a die-hard foodie, a budding home cook or a wine aficionado, a visit to the Tamar Valley is a must on a getaway to Tasmania. After all, this is one of the Apple Isle's top wine-producing regions, and a trip here means an excuse to leave your tight belt at home and begin a journey of gourmet indulgence.
The Tamar Valley stretches from Launceston to Bass Strait and is sprinkled with family-owned vineyards, fruit-heavy orchards and small villages. The Tamar River runs almost straight down the middle of the valley and it’s along these riverbanks that you’ll find pretty spots for picnic lunches, cosy B&Bs and self-contained stays.
Launceston, George Town and Beauty Point are popular hubs and driving between the three is a scenic way of seeing the area. The route could easily be done in one day but breaking it up into chunks guarantees you won't miss out on a thing. The legs between the three towns take no longer than 45 minutes each, so the drive between destinations won't eat into the time you'll spend picking berries, browsing local galleries or stocking up on goodies from regional provedores. Other towns in the Tamar Valley are Grindelwald, Swan Point, Beaconsfield and Hillwood.
Beach seekers can head to Lagoon Bay and East Beach, or for a side of wildlife with your sandy stretch go to Low Head Coastal Reserve and watch the world’s smallest penguins waddle into shore every evening.
Towards the northern end of the Valley is Narawntapu National Park. The park extends from Greens Beach to Bakers Beach and is a top spot to notch up a wildlife encounter. Time your visit to coincide with dusk, as the park's inhabitants - wallabies, kangaroos, wombats - come out to graze. You might also hear the screeches and growls of a Tasmanian devil. Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is to the east of Tamar Valley.
Your Tamar Valley escape awaits and there is no better place to find the perfect accommodation than our range of boutique stays and luxury getaways. Or, look through our Tasmanian accommodation for more Apple Isle travel inspiration.