Launceston City - Top rainy day options

A little bit of drizzle shouldn’t stop you from getting the most out of the day. In Launceston there are plenty of ways to spend your time and stay dry too!

National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

The museum comes alive with four sensational theme displays each year as well as constantly changing exhibits in the main hall and a mezzanine floor packed with motorcycles.

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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

The Museum at Inveresk is open daily with free entry. Kids will love the lifesize dinosaurs.  Plus there’s a fascinating display in the old railway sheds which have been preserved literally from tool’s down. Loads of parking right out the front, and the free Tigerbus has a stop there too.

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Launceston Aquatic Centre

Launceston Aquatic is the newest aquatic centre in Tasmania and offers a heap of facilities including interactive water play area for the kids, a learn to swim pool, an indoor 50m competition pool, plus outdoor facilities including a BBQ area, waterslide and diving pool.


First Basin and Cataract Gorge

Don’t necessarily go if it’s just drizzling, but after a good rain (or during) the Gorge will put on a fabulous display of roaring water.  Cross the bridge if you dare and look down upon the raging river.

Boags Brewery Tour

Take a tour of the factory that makes the finest beer in the land.  Starting from the Boags Centre for Beer Lovers on William Street, Launceston, the 90 minute tour takes you through the factory floor and finishes with tastings, mmmmmm.



Retail shopping

The Pinot shop for beverage purchases, The Design Centre for handmade purchases, and plenty of shops in the CBD for retail therapy.

Beauty Treatments and massage

It’s raining out and you’ve been on holiday for a few days you might like to slow down for a day and take some time for your own personal health and wellbeing. Get a beauty treatment from one of the therapists in town, or a massage.

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