At our heart is a charming city of character in a region full of characters offering an eclectic collection of boutique experiences. You’re invited into a culture where conservative contradicts offbeat. You’re made to feel special in Launceston and Northern Tasmania, where you don’t just savour the end product; you’re given the freedom to live part of its story, to understand what you’re consuming and why it is how it is.
Search for accommodation, look for things to do, check out what’s on and what’s coming up on our Events page, and be inspired by our Top Lists sections to get out and see some places as suggested by locals or take a look at our suggested itineraries if you need some help with where to start.
Local Northern Tasmanian’s can take advantage of our Local Host Program,with local businesses offering great benefits for those living in the region who are hosting their visiting friends and family.
Share your experiences with us on our Facebook page, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to as your travel around the region! Or if you’re looking for some help with your trip, don’t hesitate to contact any of the friendly staff at the various information centres around the region.
Harvest Launceston - Harvest Market
Every Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm
Harvest Launceston’s community farmers’ market celebrates Tasmanian food and wine every Saturday in the Cimitiere St car park. Stallholders sell only food and beverages grown and produced in Tasmania.
So why not pop down and savour a locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders, home-made preserves – and so much more!
If you are a producer and would like to be involved, check out Harvest Launceston’s website for more details.
To celebrate the freshly picked Tassie hops of 2015, our local brewers are getting together with their first harvest kegs and putting on a bit of a show at Saint John Craft Beer’s brand new Barrel Room!
Food, fresh brews and hop banter will be out in force this weekend, with a little live music as well, bringing The Saint John construction site of the past few months to life in the form of a micro-festival involving all things hops!
You’d be hopping mad not to pop in for a pot of fresh harvest and hear straight from the brewers what’s in it …
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We’ve devised a few lists of things like where to find the best coffee, where to take that picture perfect postcard shot, what to do on a rainy day in northern Tasmania – helpful stuff like that – to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for while you’re on holiday in Northern Tasmania.
Sometimes it helps to see how other people would tackle their time in Northern Tasmania. We’ve pulled together our favourite ways to spend time both in the city and using it as a hub for day trips, but also for getting out into the region and taking the chance to live your own chapter.
Around the region of Northern Tasmania
Start your Tasmanian journey in Launceston, the hub of the north and where your adventure should begin. From here you can head in all directions throughout the region for a range of experiences. Head north to the Tamar Valley with vineyards, and creative artisans. Further afield to the North East full of wine, beaches, golf, mountain biking and fertile farming land. To the south take your time exploring the Heritage Highway. To the west on your way to Cradle Mountain is The Great Western Tiers encompassing world Heritage wilderness and gourmet producers. From Launceston take a short flight to Flinders Island, the hidden gem of Tasmania.
The North East
Great Western Tiers
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Cool Hot Deal, Deluxe room from $135.
Country Club Tasmania
Stay 2 nights and the second one is ½ price. Rooms from $149
Promo code: Stay 2 nights
Hollybank Treetops Adventures
10% discount off tickets at Hollybank Treetops Adventures