Scattered with opened parklands, bounding in history and culture, cafes and restaurants that line the streets, shopping and surrounded by some of the most breathtaking landscape and countryside you will ever lay your eyes upon, you can only start to imagine the endless amount of possibilities when it comes to the variety of activities you will be able to fill up your days with when holidaying in Launceston, Tasmania. Whether you wish to access the wineries located within the Tamar Valley, visit Cataract Gorge for the day or wander the interesting streets of Launceston where beautiful Victorian buildings combined with modern architecture, museums and elegant streetscapes will captivate you.
Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania, following Hobart, and presents a host of activities that all travellers will love to experience, whatever your age might be. From food and wine tours, adventure four wheel driving experiences, sightseeing tours and cycling tours, there are many different ways to get around to see the sights of Launceston or you choose to see the attractions on your own watch. While you are here try cable flying to get the blood pumping or join one of the ghost tours to get the hairs on your neck standing up! Browse through museums, walk through art galleries that showcase local artists, wander through the markets that frequent the city or simply enjoy the peacefulness down by the water’s edge with the port holding many treats and the foreshore a great place for a picnic.
Cruise the South Esk River, visit Cradle Mountain, set out on a trekking tour through the stunning wilderness reserves that surround Launceston or walk along one of the many walking tracks that wind their way through Cataract Gorge and even ride the chairlift ride across the gorge. The city is littered with beautiful parklands, fountains, historic sites and gardens for you to enjoy and in every direction from the city you will find many other activities and attractions to take in. Plan a holiday of complete relaxation, the ideal family trip, backpacking stopover or a holiday with kids with the huge range of activities that will excite you.
Be pampered in a day spa, play a round of golf one of the golf courses, do some fishing from the shore with the kids or set out on a day charter that will have you reeling in the big ones in no time at all. Tasmania is well known for its abundance of wildlife and while in Launceston don’t pass up the opportunity to get up close with the local inhabitants such as seals, sea lions, sea birds, dolphins and more that can be found on Tenth Island which is located closely to Launceston. With plenty of outdoor activities during the warmer months and great skiing in the mountains come winter time, Launceston presents a host of activities to enjoy whatever time of year you decide to visit. Plan the ultimate trip away that you will never forget and come and discover the many highlights, attractions and activities that can be found within and around Launceston.