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

Launceston is a city of contrasts; a short walk from the graceful Victorian façades 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.

Personalized 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 itinerary featuring Launceston

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.

Map of Launceston

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    Places near Launceston

    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.

    • Peppers Seaport, Launceston

      Peppers Seaport

      First Class

      Located in the center of Launceston and only a short walk from the beautiful Cataract Gorge, Peppers Seaport is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area.

    • Binnalong Bay, nr. the Bay of Fires

      Bay of Fires Lodge


      Set on a hilltop, 40 meters above the pounding of the sea and surrounded by National Park, Bay of Fires Lodge is the only building on 20 km of outstanding coastal wilderness.

    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.

    • Bay of Fires Walk — 4 Days
      Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay, Tasmania

      Bay of Fires Walk — 4 Days

      Bay of Fires Walk — 4 Days

      The magnificent wilderness coastline known as the Bay of Fires lies at the edge of the Mount William National Park and this four day walk invites you to experience its dramatic landscape, ecology and wildlife.

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