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 $112 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
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! (977 reviews)
"lovely place to stay, well kept and beautiful environment"

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
4.5 out of 5
29 Cameron Street, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $118 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Located in Launceston CBD, this luxury hotel is steps from City Park Radio Museum, Design Centre of Tasmania, and Princess Theatre. Albert Hall Convention Centre ...
4/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
"All good"

Reviewed on Oct. 3, 2021

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Peppers Silo Hotel
Peppers Silo Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89-91 Lindsay Street, Invermay, TAS
The price is CA $195 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Invermay, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Launceston Tramway Museum, University of Tasmania - Inveresk, and 1842 Gallery. Queen Victoria ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (485 reviews)
"excellent stay"

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2021

Peppers Silo Hotel
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Tamar River Villas
Tamar River Villas
3.5 out of 5
23-27 Elouera Street, Riverside, TAS
The price is CA $92 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 22
Located in Riverside, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Royal Park, Queen Victoria Museum, and Cataract Gorge.
4.3/5 Excellent! (473 reviews)
"Was very clean ,comfortable, really enjoyed it will definitely be back"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2021

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Country Club Villas
Country Club Villas
3 out of 5
Casino Rise, Prospect Vale, TAS
The price is CA $112 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
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! (1,493 reviews)
"A very clean, comfortable and well set out unit. Great to have the bedroom separate from living area."

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2021

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Hideaway on George
Hideaway on George
4 out of 5
141a George Street, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $109 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Launceston CBD, this romantic vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Launceston Aquatic Centre and City Park. Princess Theatre and Royal Park ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (574 reviews)
"This property is perfectly named. Hidden away off George Street at the end of a steep driveway. A nice place to stay, the overall quality of the fitout (bedding, bathroom, lounge, tv, flooring) is at a very budget level compared to the boutique accomodation market that they appeal to."

Reviewed on Jul. 13, 2021

Hideaway on George
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.

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