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The great outdoors right on your door step

Launceston, one of Australia’s oldest cities, is packed full of charm and beauty. Surrounded by mountains and with Cataract Gorge right on its doorstep, the city provides both wilderness, a hub of culture, rich history and delicious local produce.

Launceston is the second largest city of Tasmania. It is known for its wineries in the Tamar Valley, the Cataract Gorge and stunning Victorian buildings. The city is a cultural centre filled with modern cafes, museums, and parks. Because the city is small, it is very easy to explore. Launceston Seaport is known for its waterfront restaurants and cafes. Linked to the Seaport is Inveresk, home of some of the best galleries in Australia. The Queen Victoria Museum here is a must-see as well. Another great place to visit is the Home Point rowing course, another area famous for its restaurants and art galleries. There are several national parks and historical villages in Launceston. One of the most famous national parks here is Narawntapu, which is known for its frequent wildlife sightings. Launceston is approximately two hour's drive from Hobart.

Soak up the city’s beauty on a sunny day

Nestled in the mountains it can get cold and foggy in the city of Launceston, so the best time of year to plan your getaway is ideally during summer or spring. From December until March you will experience beautiful sunny days with the nights a littler cooler. This is also the busiest time of year, so book ahead!

Top 5 things to do when visiting Launceston

1. Explore Launceston’s star attraction, the Cataract Gorge. Admire the view, walk the trails, swim on a warm day, let your kids loose at the playgrounds or just chill out at one of the cafes. Watch your food though, as the local peacocks don’t mind sharing!
2. Make a day trip sampling the wines from the many vineyards of the Tamar Valley
3. Step back in time with a trip to Penny Royal World
4. Discover the city’s waterfront and gorge during a relaxing cruise of the Tamar River
5. Meet the farmers, and sample local wine and produce at the Harvest Launceston Farmers’ Market. Our tip: head down in the morning with an empty stomach and fill up on all the tasty goodies available!

Top 5 Cultural Attractions in Launceston

1. Spend an afternoon in the pleasant Launceston City Park and check out the monkeys (yes, really!)
2. Tour the historic houses and buildings including Franklin House and the Old Umbrella Shop
3. Experience a fun and spooky night out with a Launceston Ghost Tour
4. View an exhibition at the contemporary Design Centre of Tasmania or the regional gallery of the Queen Victoria Museum
5. Check out the quaint Swiss-style town of Grindelward

Make the most of the nearby highlights

Located only 1.5hrs from Launceston is one of Tasmania’s highlights, the must visit Cradle Mountain National Park. Be in awe of the impressive scenery and tranquil setting from several viewing points or take one of the many walks on offer from a short 20 minute stroll to the more testing six-day journey. One of the most popular and relaxing trails is the loop around Lake St Clair.

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Apt 5/41 York Street Launceston 7250
andlt;pandgt;andlt;bandgt;Property Locationandlt;/bandgt; andlt;br /andgt;Located in Launceston, 41 on York is minutes from Princess Theatre and Quadrant Mall. This 4.5-star apartment is within close proximity of Br...more
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31 Lawrence Street Launceston 7250
Just 5 minutes' walk from Launceston City Centre, Ellie's Place is surrounded by a variety of parks, including City Park, Northbank Park and Royal Park. Free private parking, free WiFi and free phone...more
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97 Arthur street Launceston 7250
Set in Launceston, Highbury Apartments features accommodation within 500 metres of Launceston Aquatic. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen T...more
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2/68 York Street Launceston 7250
Situated in Launceston with Launceston Aquatic nearby, Ashcroft Apartment offers accommodation with free WiFi.All units comprise a seating area, and a fully equipped kitchen with various cooking facil...more
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181 York Street Launceston 7250
andlt;pandgt;andlt;bandgt;Property Locationandlt;/bandgt; andlt;br /andgt;Located in Launceston, Terrace on York is minutes from Launceston College and Queen Victoria Museum. This 4-star apartment is within close pr...more
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3 Walbourne Street Launceston 7250
andlt;pandgt;andlt;bandgt;Property Locationandlt;/bandgt; andlt;br /andgt;With a stay at Terrace on Walbourne in Launceston, youandapos;ll be minutes from Quadrant Mall and Brisbane Street Mall. This 4-star apartment...more
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41 West Tamar Rd Launceston 7250
An iconic heritage property in Launceston, The Turret House offers elegance and modern comforts for your stay in Northern Tasmania. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free private parking.Located on the Tamar...more
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13 Brisbane Street Launceston 7250
With a stay at Commodore Regent, you'll be centrally located in Launceston, steps from City Park and Design Centre of Tasmania. This 4-star motel is within close proximity of Albert Hall Convention C...more

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90 Nobelius Drive, Legana Launceston 7277
Located in Legana, Wisteria Lodge offers accommodation just a 15-minute drive from Launceston. Launceston Tramway Museum, Queen Victoria Museum and James Boag’s Brewery are a 20-minute drive away. Fre...more
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1a Waldhorn Drive, Grindelwald Launceston 7277
Offering self-contained accommodation with panoramic river and valley views, Armalong Winery Chalets is located in Grindelwald, 20 minutes' drive from Launceston. There is an on-site cellar door offer...more
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3 Walbourne Street Launceston 7250
Located in Launceston, just 2 minutes' walk from popular Charles Street restaurants and cafés, Terrace on Walbourne boasts 2 bedrooms, a balcony and free on-site parking. Guests also enjoy free WiFi.T...more
4 self rated
23 Welman Street Launceston 7250
Located on a picturesque historical site and overlooking both Tamar Valley and Launceston city centre, Highfield House offers free WiFi and free continental breakfast.This bed and breakfast style acco...more
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181 York street Launceston 7250
Terrace on York offers accommodation in Launceston, 500 metres from Queen Victoria Museum and 500 metres from Art Gallery. Free WiFi is available in the holiday home, located a 14-minute walk from Boa...more
4 self rated
89 Margaret Street Launceston 7250
With a stay at The Mews Motel in Launceston, you'll be minutes from Launceston College and Penny Royal World. This 4-star motel is within close proximity of Brisbane Street Mall and Queen Victoria Mu...more
4 self rated
18 High Street Launceston 7250
Located in Launceston, Kurrajong House Launceston is in the historical district, minutes from Launceston Aquatic, and close to City Park. This 4-star bed and breakfast is within close proximity of Quee...more

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by 214



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