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Launceston

The wine, the wildlife, the nature, landscapes and stunning surrounds are just some of the things that make up the desirable tourist attractions of Launceston. Being the second largest city in Tasmania you expect to find hustle and bustle, noise and confusion like any other city in the country but except you find tranquil gardens, stately buildings, grand old manors, brilliant shopping, fine dining and a vibrant atmosphere that is hard to resist. Launceston is known for its award winning wineries that surround the city as well as is heritage and history that dates back hundreds of years and once you arrive there is a certain eclectic feel about the city where old meets new.

Launceston can be somewhere for you to relax and unwind, or somewhere where you can get out and about! Whatever the type of holiday you are trying to organise, Launceston is the place to be. Backpackers will find some great hostels, families are completely catered for with a range of well appointed family suites, apartments and holiday homes that are all more than affordable and for those of you looking for something a little different there are stunning vineyard estates, bed and breakfasts, villas and cottages that will be the perfect trip of luxury. Launceston isn’t hard to get around in, with so many of the main things to see and do being all within easy reach, of where ever you might be staying, and if there is something a little too far to walk to public transport is everywhere.

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Whether you wish to fly into the Launceston airport, catch a bus from Hobart, self drive with your own rental car or perhaps bring your own car over on board the ferry that leaves Melbourne and travels to Devonport which usually takes around a day, there are many different options to get you to Launceston. Once here you will be greeted with a city brimming with gardens, parks, historic museums, cafes and restaurants. Wander through the shopping malls, browse through the markets, visit the brewery, Seahorse World with the kids or even take an underground tour through Beaconsfield Mine. It is here that you can discover an abundance of nature and wildlife, walk along winding hiking trails, discover boardwalks that take you through stunning wetlands and gliding through the air on a cable hangliding wire.

Tour to see Cradle Mountains, Port Arthur or one of the numerous National Parks that surround the city and one thing not to be passed up on is a cruise down Tamar River to the mouth that opens to the Bass Stragiht. There are so many wonderful things to see and do in and around Launceston that a couple of days just simply will not be enough! Jump on a food and wine tour stopping in at countless wineries and cellar doors along the way, take the kids to the wildlife park or take to the skies for a scenic flight to remember. Launceston is a city that boasts wonderful golf courses, fishing, dining, entertainment, nightlife and a range of accommodation for all types of travellers, whatever your budget might be! For winter escapes filled with plenty of snow fun or a summer vacation to get away from the sweltering heat, Launceston is the place to be.

Fun filled days, relaxing with the kids, romantic holidays with a loved one, business trips and backpacking stopovers are all best served in Launceston! Discover its highlights and many hidden treasures for yourself.

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