Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre

Old steam tractor in the Diprose Room at Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

Beaconsfield. This small former gold mining town lies close to the Tamar River, around 40 kms from Launceston in Tasmania’s North East. It hit international headlines on April 25th, 2006, when a 2.3 magnitude earthquake triggered an underground collapse in the local gold mine. Most of the miners working underground at the time managed to …

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Should you buy the Tamar Triple Pass?

Tamar Triple Pass card

The Tamar Valley. This well known region in the north of Tasmania is renowned for it’s beautiful scenery, amazing foods and world class wines. It’s one of our favourite regions of Tasmania for an amazing road trip. Cruising from here to there, checking out the sights. The Tamar Valley follows the Tamar River as it …

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Walking the Tamar Island Wetlands Track

Boardwalk through reed beds with a mountain background

Tamar Island Wetlands. These wetlands located around 10 minutes from the heart of Launceston, in the Northern Tasmania are home to a wide range of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. Popular with bird watchers and walkers due to its convenient location and accessibility. Interpretation Centre The interpretation centre is located right at the beginning of …

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