Launceston

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Launceston

Picturesque Launceston is the perfect way to start a Tassie visit. Find wine and produce from nearby vineyards and producers on the menus of many its restaurants.

Launceston is the perfect place to start your Tasmanian vacation. Settle in and explore the parks and streets, admiring the colonial architecture while you sample the fare from the numerous cafes. Take a tour of the historic brewery and definitely visit Cataract Gorge. In the evening, catch a show at the historic Princess Theatre.

The city is close to farms, vineyards and boutique food producers; you’ll see locally grown produce and meats on the menus of many of the restaurants. Don’t miss the Harvest Market every Saturday. Hang with the locals and enjoy the ambience while stocking up on locally produced food, freshly baked bread and pastries.

The Tamar Valley boasts 28 vineyards within an hour’s drive of Launceston. The area is famous for its sparkling wines and excellent pinot. It’s worth hiring a guide so you don’t have to drive!

In January, when the flowers are in bloom, don’t miss the Bridestowe Lavender farm. Try the Lavender ice-cream and snuggle with Bobbie the lavender bear.

An hour from Launceston are the famed golf courses at Barnbougle, both listed amongst the top golf courses in the world. Wide open fairways and layouts integrating farmland and rugged coastlines make for an unforgettable challenge.

If you’re after some exercise, put a trip to the renowned Derby mountain bike trails on your list. There’s 85km of trails and you can rent a bike in town. Be sure to plan enough time to stop in at the historic Weldborough pub for a beer and chat with the locals.

Cradle Mountain is a must. Stay at the lodge, or book a spot on the famed overland track. If short walks are more your speed, stroll around Dove Lake, and then hit the spa. Adventurers can experience canyoning with Cradle Mountain Canyons.

Don’t forget to take in the northern coastline. Visit penguins at Low Head, the quirky auto museum at Wynyard, the Nut at Stanley and the Tulips at Table Cape. There’s also distilleries and quality micro-breweries. The north of Tassie is full of hidden treasures – the more you look the more you’ll find.

Country Club Tasmania
Country Club Tasmania
3.5 out of 5
Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale, TAS
The price is CA $118 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
Located in Prospect Vale, this golf resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cataract Gorge, Queen Victoria Museum, and Boags Brewery. Josef Chromy Wines is 8.9 mi (14.3 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (976 reviews)
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Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2022

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Country Club Villas
Country Club Villas
3 out of 5
Casino Rise, Prospect Vale, TAS
The price is CA $123 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Set in Launceston, this family-friendly aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cataract Gorge, Queen Victoria Museum, and Boags Brewery. Josef Chromy Wines is ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,517 reviews)
"The property is located a little away from main Launceston CBD, but we fid not mind it because the amenities it has to offer makes up for it. We booked a 1BR villa and it was just amazing having its own kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom with both shower and bathtub. Since it is part ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2022

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The Grand Hotel Launceston
The Grand Hotel Launceston
4.5 out of 5
22 Tamar St, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $131 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Located in Launceston CBD, this luxury hotel is steps from Boags Brewery, City Park Radio Museum, and Albert Hall Convention Centre. Design Centre of Tasmania ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (185 reviews)
"Service is excellent, returning customer for a reason. Always enjoy my stay and it's location when visiting Launceston."

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2022

The Grand Hotel Launceston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Launceston Central Apartment Hotel
Launceston Central Apartment Hotel
4 out of 5
16 Paterson Street, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $100 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Located in Launceston CBD, this aparthotel is steps from The Town Clock, Princess Theatre, and 1842 Gallery. Quadrant Mall and Brisbane Street Mall are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (518 reviews)
"The property was clean and affordable given how much activity was happening in the city. The parking situation isn’t great as you have to either park on the street or in the adjoining council car park which was closed on Anzac Day."

Reviewed on Apr. 27, 2021

Launceston Central Apartment Hotel
Country Club Villas
Country Club Villas
3 out of 5
Casino Rise, Prospect Vale, TAS
The price is CA $123 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Set in Launceston, this family-friendly aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cataract Gorge, Queen Victoria Museum, and Boags Brewery. Josef Chromy Wines is ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,517 reviews)
"The property is located a little away from main Launceston CBD, but we fid not mind it because the amenities it has to offer makes up for it. We booked a 1BR villa and it was just amazing having its own kitchenette, living room, bedroom and bathroom with both shower and bathtub. Since it is part ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 6, 2022

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Hideaway on George
Hideaway on George
4 out of 5
141a George Street, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $128 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Located in Launceston CBD, this romantic vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Princess Theatre, Launceston Aquatic Centre, and City Park. Royal Park and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (585 reviews)
"Close to city. Quit. Nice and tidy."

Reviewed on Dec. 11, 2021

Hideaway on George
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