One of the most elegant Riverbank suburbs surely in the whole of Australia would have to be Rosevears in the West Tamar region. More of a rural village than a town, Rosevears is best accessed at the C733 route (Rosevears Drive) which runs alongside the shores of the West Tamar. The area offers majestic views of the East Tamar and beyond, including the beautiful, historic Church at Windermere.
The most prominent building in the area is Rosevears Waterfront Tavern. Built in 1831, it offers patrons superb river views. The site has a new bakery which is popular among locals and hosts a range of live music events usually across the warmer summer months.
The hotel was renovated over recent years and offers modern style hotel accommodation, though potential visitors to the area are spoiled for choice, with a wide range of excellent Bed and Breakfast and guest accommodation available.
Rosevears Pontoon is a fantastic area to stop and enjoy lunch amid a beautiful and tranquil setting, in fact, there are plenty of well-positioned picnic tables and chairs to pull over and enjoy the serenity and some interesting jetties and docks to look at and explore too!
Rosevears has a recreation ground with play facilities for the young ones, picnic and BBQ facilities, and a cricket pitch that may not have been used for quite some time. There are some good restaurants and cellar door wineries nearby, certainly a lot compacted into this relatively small yet beautiful suburb.
Just up from the main road is Brady’s Lookout, named after the infamous bush ranger, which offers majestic panoramic views over the Tamar Valley. The State reserve is well-preserved, with excellent facilities and signposts, making for an ideal place to explore the local history and enjoy a BBQ, picnic, or coffee break.
To summarise, Rosevears is both charming and modern, exclusive yet unpretentious, peaceful and relaxed. It has a calm, quiet atmosphere with a lively local community. Just the views alone make it a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike!