Only a quick, direct flight from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Launceston oozes modern refinement and easy charm. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich cultural heritage and enjoy a thriving food and wine scene, amongst the backdrop of vibrant Georgian streetscapes.
There are many things to do in Launceston:
Come see the local wildlife Launceston has to offer at Tasmania Zoo, Tamar Wetlands Reserve and City Park. If you are a lover of cars and motorbikes Launceston has you covered with the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania and Richardson’s Harley-Davidson museum and cafe.
The boutique riverside city is located at the head of the picturesque Tamar Valley and boasts magnificent natural attractions including the spectacular Cataract Gorge Reserve and beautiful parks and gardens.
Everything you need to have an amazing Tasmanian experience is right on Launceston’s doorstep: Australia’s coolest wine trail, gourmet food, history, wilderness, adventure – it all starts here.
The city was established in 1806, after the collapse of Port Dalrymple (now George Town) at the mouth of the Tamar. It was the Island’s northern military base and a trading centre for wheat and wool farmers. Over time, as their wealth grew, the city developed its grand vision.
For travel advice pop into: Launceston Travel and Information Centre, Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
To chat to a local expert, call: 1800 651 827 (free call) or 03 6336 3133 (charges apply)
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