Out and About
Cataract Gorge is Launceston's own little piece of wilderness, a unique natural formation of sheer cliffs and cascades just 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Visitor facilities include walking and hiking trails, the world s longest single span chairlift, swimming pool, restaurant, kiosk, peacocks and wildlife, gardens, a suspension bridge, Interpretation Centre and lookouts with spectacular views. Cruise vessels ply Cataract Gorge daily.of the lives and times of those poor wretches who were transported to Australia from Britain to start a new life on the other side of the world.
The wide Tamar estuary, flanked by two first-class highways, serves the heavy industrial districts and port of Bell Bay at the mouth of the Tamar River. The valley is picturesque and full of interest; it is the second most important fruit growing district in the state. Many orchards offer door sales of their produce. There are also more than 20 vineyards lining the shores of the valley and tourists are guided by the Tamar Valley Wine Route. The East Tamar Highway, linking Gorgetown with Launceston, is one of Tasmania's oldest roads. Alongside it are numerous heritage buildings, the remains of three convict built semaphore stations at Mount Direction and an historic lighthouse and signal station at Low Head.itime history, abundant birdlife and wildlife, tall forests and historic lighthouse, Bruny is an island paradise in Australia s deep south.
The Tamar Valley is a truly cool climate wine region and we are focused on producing wines of exceptional quality that are elegant and pristine, reflecting our pure soil and air. You can expect to taste excellent examples of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Our sparkling wines are considered by many to be second only to Champagne itself.