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Historic Launceston and the Tamar Valley blend history, scenery and the superb flavours of food and wine.

Launceston is a city of contrasts; a short walk from the graceful Victorian facades is the scenic Cataract Gorge with its peacocks and rhododendrons, fern glades and spacious lawns.

Exploring the city

Launceston City DockTake a heritage walk exploring the city’s history, colonial churches and elegant architecture.

Travel the Tamar Valley wine route through many award winning cool-climate wineries, for which Tasmania is gaining a world-beating reputation, as well as the Grubb Shaft Gold and Heritage Museum, one of Tassie’s largest goldmines, and coastal Georgetown, where you can see fairy penguins in their natural habitat.

Personalised tours can lead you to private wine tastings, exploring forest reserves or even a face to face meeting with a quoll or Bennet's wallaby.

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Suggested Launceston itinerary

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Launceston, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Accommodation choices for Launceston

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Launceston. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Launceston

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Launceston, and which use the best local guides.