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Launceston Attractions

Whether you are someone searching for history and culture, or perhaps someone wishing to get close to nature and an abundance of wildlife or trying to plan a holiday filled with entertainment, dining, shopping and so much more, Launceston is the place for you! Filled with so many attractions, too many to list them all, everyone finds many things of interest from the moment they arrive in the city of Launceston, Tasmania! Noted as the second largest city, following Hobart, Launceston is unlike other cities where you can still find all the perks of city living but without the confusion, traffic, large crowds and noise. Here you can wander eclectic streets, browse through fine art galleries, enjoy brilliant shopping at its best, visit wineries and vineyards and discover a city bounding in attractions.

Tour through the Tamar Valley with its many wineries, visit the cellar doors, stop for lunch at a vineyard al fresco restaurant or perhaps take the kids for a cruise along the Tamar River. Enjoy some fishing for the day or even take a sightseeing tour which will let you explore Cradle Mountain, Cataract Gorge and National Parks including Narawntapu which is known for its abundance of wildlife. There are waterfalls and rock pools to bath in at the right time of year, hiking trails and mountain biking tracks, horse riding adventures, scenic flights and some great snow skiing during winter time at craggy mountain region of Ben Lomond National Park. With the Bass Straight only 58 kilometres away you can explore the coastline, spend some time at the beach or simply explore where the Tamar River mouth meets the sea.

Discover Boag’s Brewery, Seahorse World, lavender farms, stately homes and old manors that exude grace and charm! Wander through museums that tell the stories of the past, take a ghost tour come nightfall or perhaps base your holiday around one of the annual calendar events and festivals that come to Launceston each year. From booking your holiday accommodation, to planning what you wish to do and where you want to go, it is all easy and everyday will be filled with new experiences and attractions that will leave you amazed.

Sit in waterfront eateries, walk through beautiful botanical gardens and parks, visit the Queen Victoria Museum or take the underground tour of the Beaconsfield Mine. Everyone will love the cable hangliding experience over Tahune Forest where you will get some of the best views around while flying down the 400m drop or perhaps you feet planted firmly on the ground exploring Franklin House, the Launceston Planetarium or bathing in the Roman Baths sounds more like your style.

Whatever you are into, and however you wish to spend your time holidaying in Launceston, there are numerous attractions for everyone to enjoy. Discover the treasure and highlights in and around the city for yourself and find a place that will captivate and truly leave its mark on you.