Welcome to Launceston and Northern Tasmania

Launceston and Northern Tasmania offers a haven of nourished farmland, which creates fresh, beautiful produce such as well acclaimed truffles, seafood and velvety cool climate wines.

Along with farmland Launceston and Northern Tasmania is a gate way for many adventure activities as it provides vast rugged wilderness. Mountain biking enthusiasts come not only to experience the gnarly tails, but also to feel the serenity that the untouched wilderness of national parks provides. However, this type of intimacy with nature is also enjoyed proudly by road cyclists too as they ride along our back roads; a streetscape of vineyards, farmland and the occasional historic charming nod that only a eighteenth century cottage can provide.

Festivale offers a wide range of local food and wine for you to enjoy under the stars at Launceston’s City Park. If you prefer sport, Aurora Stadium in Launceston hosts five Hawthorn home games every year, the Launceston Racecourse runs the Betfair Launceston Cup annually and the V8 supercars come down to Symmons Plains raceway in late march.

Launceston and Northern Tasmania is home to inspired designers, artists and makers who tell the stories of this offbeat area through their work. But let me tell you it does not end there! If you happen upon them in their gallery or even at a local market, there is one thing all Northern Tasmanians have in common and that is their love of story telling. So you better prepare yourself to learn everything you have ever wanted to know about Launceston and Northern Tasmania, our locals can’t wait to indulge you with their stories.

All of this and more is packaged up in historic reminders of Georgian, Victorian and Federation. Many have been preserved and can now be seen as tourist accommodation, restaurants and attractions. In Launceston and Northern Tasmania you do not look at our history from a far, you live and experience it firsthand.