Welcome to Tamar Valley
A terrain of undulating emerald hills covered with vineyards, orchards and stands of native forest, this valley is intersected by the wide kanamaluka/Tamar River, a tidal waterway running 64km north from Launceston towards Bass Strait. The valley forms Tasmania's prime wine region, with more than 30 vineyards connected by the Tamar Valley Wine Route (www.tamarvalleywineroute.com.au). kanamaluka/Tamar's western bank is the prettier of the two, but the eastern bank holds some of the bigger-name vineyards. The Batman Bridge (named for John Batman, who sailed out from kanamaluka/Tamar to found Melbourne, rather than the superhero) unites the two shores near Deviot.