Launceston - Five Minute Drive
Cataract Gorge - Three Minute Drive
Tamar Valley Wine Route
Drive north along the West Tamar highway (A7) and follow the Tamar Valley Wine Route Signs from vineyard to vineyard through along beautiful river views, experiencing the fine local wines and produce.
Vineyard list from Tasmania's Tamar Valley.
Tailrace Park - One Minute Drive
Descend from Protea Hill and enjoy the Tailrace park a few hundred meters away. This is Riverside's riverbank area, wonderful for a walk along the Tamar or a picnic under the trees. Free electric barbecues available.
Trevallyn Reserve with Hoo Hoo Hut - Five Minute Drive
The Hoo Hoo Hut is a great place for a barbecue (wood provided).
Tamar Wetlands Reserve - Five Minute Drive
A five minute drive from Protea Hill brings you to the Tamar Wetlands Reserve. There is an interesting display on bird life in the wetlands. The board walk to Tamar Island is easy and interesting. Discover how the Tamar River and it's surroundings are strongly influenced by the in-and-outgoing tides.
Grindelwald - Fifteen Minute Drive
The village of Grindelwald, just 15 minutes from Protea Hill, was the dream of Launceston businessman Roelf Vos. It tries to capture the atmosphere of Switzerland in a Tasmanian setting. It is worth a visit. There is an interesting nine hole and mini golf course.