LAUNCESTON

Launceston’s streetscape is bursting with elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks. Its vibrant food and wine scene has recently transformed the city. Launceston’s Seaport precinct is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk and a wide variety of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Art and design also take a front row seat in this charismatic city, as does the beauty of the Cataract Gorge – a natural oasis in the middle of the city. The Gorge is only a 15-minute walk from the city and offers walking and hiking trails, picturesque gardens and stunning views of the natural gorge and cliff grounds.

Not far from Launceston are the gorgeous historic towns of Longford and Evandale, the picturesque Tamar Valley wine regions, some of the best mountain biking in the world and two of the world’s top golf courses, Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm. For those interested in wildlife and Aboriginal heritage visit the Narawntapu National Park.

MUST SEE OR DO

  • Historic estates and homesteads
  • Boags Brewery
  • Cataract Gorge
  • Clarendon House
  • Award winning wineries
  • Picturesque golf courses
  • Wildlife and wilderness tours

STAY

Historic boutique hotels and city hotels.

GETTING HERE

There are three airlines that fly to Launceston: QantasLink, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar. Find out more at our Accessibility Page.

GETTING AROUND

Launceston is a compact city with many of the city’s restaurants, venues and attractions easily accessible by foot.

Quality transport providers are readily available for large groups. Public transport in the form of taxis and buses is readily available.