Welcome to Launceston and Northern Tasmania

 

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.


John Glover Exhibition - Evandale

Saturday, 7th March 2015 to Tuesday, 10th March 2015  

The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) is an acquisitive award for a landscape painting of Tasmania. The Glover Prize is awarded by The John Glover Society Inc. Entry is open to local, interstate and international Artists.

The winner receives $40,000 plus a bronze maquette of John Glover by Peter Corlett valued at $5,000. All other exhibited entries are eligible for the Greg Waddle people’s choice award of $3000.

The exhibition of finalists’ paintings is held at the Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, Tasmania, a building of colonial elegance, its rural market-hall architecture a contrast to the contemporary work on show. It’s a visual powerhouse.

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Top Lists

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.

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Itineraries

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.

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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.

Launceston City

Launceston City

The North East

The North East

Flinders Island

Flinders Island

Tamar Valley

Tamar Valley

Heritage Highway

Heritage Highway

Great Western Tiers

Great Western Tiers

Hot Deals

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor

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Country Club Tasmania

Country Club Tasmania

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Hollybank Treetops Adventure

Hollybank Treetops Adventures

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