Tasmania is a beautiful state full of exciting unspoilt destinations and friendly locals.
Travelling from interstate?
There is a good range of quick, direct flight options from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane into Launceston. Airlines include Virgin, Qantas, Jetstar and Sharp for interstate visitors.
Rental car agencies can be found at airports and city centres, and there are Limousines for people who want to arrive in style and bus charters for groups, large or small.
There is a Public Bus service in the West Tamar provided by Manions Coaches. Taxi’s also operate throughout the Tamar.
Alternatively you may wish to travel on an organised tour to the Tamar Valley Vineyards.
Most of our patrons travel to the Artentwine Vineyards by car.
Why not board the ‘Spirit of Tasmania’ at Melbourne and sail through the Bass Strait to begin your Tasmanian adventure?
If you like driving through beautiful countryside with awe inspiring views down close and up high then you will love driving around the Tamar Valley.
The nearest Artentwine Vineyard is a 25-minute drive North of Launceston. Here’s how you go:
- if you’re coming from the Centre or South, make your way to Launceston and up the West Tamar Highway towards Exeter,
- if you’re coming from the Northeast, make your way to the East Tamar Highway and head West on the Batman Highway towards the Batman Bridge,
- if you’re coming from Devonport in the West or Northwest, take the Bass Highway and Frankford Road, heading east towards Exeter, which will bring you into the middle of the West Tamar Vineyards, you could call into see the Wombats at Narawntapu National Park on the way if you call into Springlawn later in the day
- alternatively, from Devonport you could take the longer but straighter Bass Highway into Launceston and then come up the West Tamar Highway.
Find your quiet place by the waters of the Tamar River. With many different picturesque scenic routes to explore you will want to revisit the Tamar Valley again and again.