Tamar Valley Tasmania
The Tamar Valley in North East Tasmania is home to one of Tasmania’s greatest road trips, the Tamar Valley Touring Route offering one of the best ways to explore this picturesque region.
Travelling along the East and West Highways following the Tamar River from Launceston to Bass Strait, the Route passes through wildlife sanctuaries, high-yielding vineyards, fishing villages, historic settlements, holiday towns, dense rainforest, gold mining country and there is stunning Tamar Valley accommodation along the way.
To discover the Tamar Valley wineries follow the Tamar Valley Wine Route which ventures through family-owned vineyards as well as vineyards owned by larger established brands. Many offer lunch featuring Tasmania’s fresh produce accompanied by their favourite wines.
At Beaconsfield, the history of local gold mining is showcased at the Grubb Shaft Museum while Beauty Point offers encounters with the fascinating seahorse and platypus at Seahorse World and Platypus House.
The journey ends at George Town and Low Head both steeped in nautical history. Low Head is home to Australia’s oldest continuously operating lighthouse, Low Head Pilot Station. The landmark has guided boats into shore through the renowned treacherous waters since 1888.
Other attractions in the region include grand old sailing ships docked in the harbour and the colonies of penguins and seals than can be viewed aboard a tour boat.
Peppers Accommodation in the Tamar Valley
In the heart of the Tamar Valley lies George Town, home to Peppers' Tamar Valley accommodation, Peppers York Cove Resort. This premium waterfront resort delivers an array of experiences including relaxing by the pool or in the heated spa and dining at the onsite restaurant where you can sample award-winning wines from the region and the freshest Australian cuisine.
In addition to Peppers York Cove, George Town in the Tamar Valley, Peppers also offers accommodation close by at Launceston and Cradle Mountain