Tamar Valley Tasmania
Stretching 60 km north from Launceston to Bass Strait along either side of the Tamar River, the Tamar Valley is one of Tasmania's prettiest regions. Both banks of the river and the wider valley are packed with things to do and places to go. Spectacular views abound and the roads are good, making it easy and enjoyable to tour around.
For wine lovers, there are some magnificent little wineries around the valley offering superb views and wine tasting: many of the makers will greet you and happily spend time talking about their craft.
For those interested in Australian history, George Town is one of Australia's first settlements and due to its location near Bass Strait has a rich maritime history. Take a short drive further on to Low Head at the mouth of the Tamar and visit Australia's oldest continuously operated Pilot Station. There's also a Maritime Museum with a replica of Bass and Flinders' sloop Norfolk and the Low Head Lighthouse that's been operating since 1833.