The North Tamar Region has always been a popular tourist destination, but few people are aware of the true hidden treasures that lay nearby. Welcome to the Wild Tamar - Your next wild adventure awaits.
The Wild Tamar Project aims to promote the the adventure offerings of the North Tamar Region, centred around the George Town municipality.
The North Tamar Region has always been a popular tourist destination, but few people are aware of the true hidden treasures that lay nearby.
Water Sports - With options for river or ocean kayaking, the multitude of calm coves, and rocky headlands, makes the George Town region a heaven for kayakers. During the summer months, York Cove, Town Beach and East Beach offer waters calm enough for stand-up paddling boarding, whilst the windier days allow for kite and windsurfing along the more exposed stretches at Low Head and beyond.
Mountain Biking - Tasmania is already considered the mecca for mountain biking, and the George Town Mountain Bike Trails now completes the mountain biking narrative in North East Tasmania. Located only 40 minutes from Launceston and built by World Trail (the genius trail builders behind Blue Derby and St Helens), George Town is the perfect first-stop on your mountain biking adventure.
Wildlife - Low head is already famous for its penguin colony, and Seahorse World and Platypus House are already tourist favourites. But did you know that Tenth Island, just of the shore of Beechford, is home to one of the largest (and few permanent) seal colonies in Australia.
Fishing - Bream, flathead, snapper, trevally, sharks, rays, salmon, whiting, wrasse, barracouta, elephant fish, mackerel, mullet, garfish, King George whiting, longfin pike, snapper and gummy shark - they're all nearby and just waiting to be caught. Night time offers prime squid jigging around the beacon lights, and Curries River dam is stocked with the elusive trout (both brown and rainbow) sure to test the patience of any angler.
Diving - Low head is Tasmania latest sky diving destination offering a uniquer birds-eye view of the river mouth and historic Low Head area. Height not your thing? Just below surface of the Tamar River / kanamaluka you'll find shipwrecks, reefs, kelp forests and sponge gardens.
Rock Climbing - When it was open, the Hillwood Volcano was arguably the best sport climbing crag in Tasmania. There are over 150 routes of excellent quality, with unrivalled accessibility. Whilst currently closed, Council is working with the landowner to re-open the area to the rock-climbing community. Stay tuned!
The Wild Tamar Project was made possible by grant funding from the Australian Government under the Recovery for Regional Tourism program administered by Austrade