The Tamar Valley - Nature

Experience Tasmania's Natural Environment at The River House.

Tasmanian nature surrounds The River House. Our property, from inside and out, offers you expansive views of The Tamar Valley with magnificent vistas of the Tamar River as it flows backwards and forwards from Bass Straight. Framing the picture are the magnificent Eucalyptys which have stood on this land for over 100 years;these are complemented by generous plantings of native and introduced species added over time since the 1950s. This tranquil environment provides an inviting and protected home for over 60 species of birds, together with the ever present wallabies and possums, occasional echidnas and bandicoots within our grounds. Just sit, watch and listen to regenerate your spirit.

Narawntapu National Park

The jewel of the Tamar Valley for nature experiences must be the Narawntapu National Park, sometimes dubbed the "Serengeti of Tasmania". Admittedly you have to pay for entry but buying a multiple park pass makes the cost well worthwhile. This park is approximately one hours drive from The River House and gives beautiful vistas, magnificent flora and fauna (including the sometimes evasive wombat) and great walks; this all delivers a very tangible sense of fulfilling peace and quiet, making this a place you should certainly have on your list. The facilities re toilets, barbques and even camping are very good.



Local Wildlife Attractions

Three great places to get up close and personal with Tasmanian animals are on the Western side of the Tamar. The Tasmanian Zoo at Riverside provides Tasmanian Devil encounters and many other memorable animal experiences. Seahorse World and Platypus House, both at Beauty Point, offer unique and fascinating experiences with these almost mystical animals.

The East Tamar has a wonderful experience provided by Low Head Penguin Tours offering you a night escape with a premium attraction. Also on this side of the River is Sea and Seal Adventure Tours if underwater nature is what you are after. This local company offers you dive charters and visits to an Australian fur seal colony only a few kilometers off the coast from George Town.

The Tamar Valley retains much of its natural vegetation and wildlife. This captivating environment constantly accompanies you with its ever-changing palette as you travel with ease throughout the region.