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.
Feature Event - New Years on Royal
Wednesday, 31st December 2014 to Thursday, 1st January 2015
Skies over Launceston will light up in a sea of colour as the Launceston Festivale Committee Inc present a spectacular night of New Year’s Eve fireworks, entertainment, food, beer, wine and activities for the whole family and visitors to our city.
New Year on the Royal will feature two fireworks displays one at 9.30pm for families and young children and at the stroke of midnight the city will see in the New Year with fireworks off the Tamar River.
A great line-up of entertainment and activities will feature at Royal Park to welcome in 2015. This will be the celebration of celebrations bringing the city together in one location to ring in the New Year.
Celebrations will kick off at 5.30pm at Royal Park with an event line-up of top local acts and a tribute band on the main stage in Royal Park.
There will be plenty of activities to keep the kids amused with a children’s area.
Stalls at Royal Park will sell food, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.
You can also BYO a picnic into Royal Park.
Tickets will be available for purchase from the Launceston Travel and Information Centre or on the gates on the night.
For further information visit www.festivale.com.au
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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 and Save! 10% discount on booking for two nights or more .
Hollybank Treetops Adventures
10% discount off tickets at Hollybank Treetops Adventures