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A quick flight from Melbourne or Sydney and a short trip from Tasmania’s other main centres, The Tamar Valley has all you need for a perfect short break or a major holiday. Launceston is an ideal base to start your discovery of the many natural and historic attractions of the Tamar Valley – without fuss or frenzy.

The Tamar Valley is situated in the central north of Tasmania, and roughly half a day to anywhere on the Island!  A simple 2.5 hours from the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain, granite formations and beaches on the East Coast, spectacular Wineglass Bay, (and even Hobart!) The Tamar Valley truly is the Heart of our island State.

In a heartbeat... 

Launceston Airport is serviced by QantasJetstar and  Virgin Australia  and is just a 50 minute flight from Melbourne.  Spirit of Tasmania also sails regularly from Melbourne into Devonport - just over an hour’s drive into the Tamar Valley.

Renowned for fine food and majestic scenery, the valley is also one of Australia’s most historic and amazing mineral areas.
From organized tours to self drive holidays, natural beauty and world class attractions abound in our valley.
Taste the freshest organically grown fruit and vegetables from farm gates or simply indulge in the an array of fine food, coffee and cakes from many local bakeries, cafe & restaurants.

An eclectic choice of seasonal fresh local produce, gifts for all occasions master crafted by local artists and artisans and award winning world class wines.
At the end of a great day in the valley, relax and retire to one of the many and varied types of excellent accommodation available.
A broad range of services readily accessible to The Valley community for your convenience and assistance.