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Tamar Island near Launceston

1/ The Tamar Island is an enchanting wetland reserve just north of Launceston. This is a telephoto shot taken from about 4 kilometres away.

Tamar Island

2/ The track begins at the Tamar Island Visitor Centre, where you can view nearby birds in binoculars.

Tamar Island near Launceston

3/ The entire 3 kilometre of the Tamar Island walk is on flat raised wooden paths, which make it quite easy to do.

Tamar Island near Launceston

4/ The ponds of the Tamar Island are home to a variety of birds. You can easily watch them from the hide.

Tamar Island near Launceston

5/ From the bird hide you can view birds without disturbing the birds, as it really blends in.

Tamar Island near Launceston

6/ The grass lands of the Tamar Island are interrupted by small clumps of trees, where the ground is not water logged.

Tamar Island near Launceston

7/ This is the view to the south of the Tamar Island across the grass lands. The mountain on the left is Mt Ben Lomond.

Tamar Island near Launceston

8/ The creeks show a variety of mud flats, which fill with water when the tide comes in.

Tamar Island near Launceston

9/This view shows the mud flats slowly filling with water, as the tide came in.

Tamar Island near Launceston

10/ Near the end of the walk on the Tamar Island, you come to a small hill, where a local grazier once had a home. These European trees are the last remnant of his homestead.

Tamar Island near Launceston

11/ This is the Tamar River on the eastern end of the Tamar Island walk. The water way visible here is the one used by boats.

Tamar Island near Launceston

12/ Being lost in a sea of tall grass is an usual experience. Often the grass towers over your head on the Tamar Island.

Tamar Island near Launceston

13/ This shows peaceful waters on a channel near the island. These channels change dramatically.

Tamar Island near Launceston

14/ This shows the Tamar River, the final channel used by boats. At this time it was very still.

Tamar Island near Launceston

15/ This shows another view across the boat channel looking towards the east.

Tamar Island near Launceston

16/ During high tide the muddy channels are completely submerged and the view is completely different.

Tamar Island near Launceston

17/ This was the view of the Tamar River as the sun was setting. The Tamar Island has many serene moods.

Tamar Island near Launceston

18/ At low tide on the Tamar Island the little rills were dry and shimmering in the setting twilight.

Tamar Island near Launceston

19/ This photo shows the rills rapidly filling with water as the tide returned to the Tamar Island.

Tamar Island near Launceston

20/ This photo shows the same rills now dry and muddy at low tide.

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