Launceston is Tasmania’s second-largest city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture, and nature, and the Cataract Gorge is just minutes from the city centre.
Explore the Wineries of Launceston & Tamar Valley
Tasmania has an abundance of fine food, wines, beers, ciders, berry fruits, and cheeses. If you are looking for something to do in Launceston, the Tamar Valley wineries and vineyards offer a diverse range of cellar door wine tastings and sales, all within a few hours drive of Launceston.
The seductive Tamar River meanders for around 70 kilometres through the fertile Tamar Valley, with its vineyards, orchards, pastures, and forests, from the boutique-chic regional city of Launceston and north to the turquoise sea of Bass Strait.
Fall in love with the Tamar Valley’s easy charm and quaint accommodation. From sweeping views of rolling hills to the crisp white sands of the Bass Strait, the Tamar Valley is a voyage of modern indulgence and discovery of glorious history.
The Tamar Valley Wine Route is the oldest wine region in Tasmania and spreads from the Valley to Pipers River in the North and Relbia in the South. There are more than 30 wineries within driving distance of each other, coupled with some spectacular scenery along the way.
It’s a voyage of discovery from the rustic to the sophisticated, each vineyard with its own unique story — often to be told by the winemakers themselves, whose cool climate wines attract worldwide attention.
Cellar door tastings are a speciality of the Tamar Valley, so expect to be pampered, surprised, and delighted by your visit to the Valley.
- Pick-up from Launceston CBD at 09:30
- Drop-off in Launceston CBD at around 17:00
- Launceston – Sharmans Wines & Josef Chromy: Stop for wine tasting and enjoy the lake and fabulous mountain views.
- Rosevears – Tamar Ridge Wines: Stop for wine tasting.
- Beaconsfield: Moores Hill: Stop for more fine wines.
- Beauty Point: Option to explore Seahorse World or the Platypus House if interested
- Kayeena – Goaty Hill Vineyard: Stop for wine tasting.
- Rowella – Holm Oak Vineyard & Iron Pot Bay: Stop again for wine tasting at these neighbouring cellar doors and feed Pinot the Pig an apple or two.
- Rowella – Lavender House: Try some of the beautiful lavender products made on site from over 65 types. (July & August by appointment only).
- Batman Bridge: Drive across the Batman Bridge and stop to see the whirlpools in the Tamar River.
- West Tamar: Follow the meandering road back to Launceston stopping at Brady’s Lookout and Rosevears Tavern for a cleansing ale.