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.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
4.5 out of 5
29 Cameron Street, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $108 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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 ...
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
"Well presented and maintained hotel in a city location. One of the staff came across a little rude as I had lost my wallet so my travel companion had to put down a card for a deposit and had some minor issues. The other staff member who served us was excellent."

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2021

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Peppers Silo Hotel
Peppers Silo Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89-91 Lindsay Street, Invermay, TAS
The price is CA $197 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (476 reviews)
"Great hotel - we stayed in the gorge view room and it was lovely. Nice views over the river, good size, nice and clean, can’t really fault it. Would definitely recommend."

Reviewed on Aug. 23, 2021

Peppers Silo Hotel
The Grand Hotel Launceston
The Grand Hotel Launceston
4.5 out of 5
22 Tamar St, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $121 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (142 reviews)
"The room was very clean and spacious. Amenity was good! There were even comfortable sippers in the room."

Reviewed on Jun. 30, 2021

The Grand Hotel Launceston
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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 $101 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Located in Riverside, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Royal Park, Queen Victoria Museum, and Cataract Gorge.
4.3/5Excellent! (471 reviews)
"Great location, great large room for our family of 5"

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Tamar River Villas
Country Club Villas
Country Club Villas
3 out of 5
Casino Rise, Prospect Vale, TAS
The price is CA $126 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,486 reviews)
"Friendly staff, lovely place to eat and central to all places we visited"

Reviewed on Jul. 2, 2021

Country Club Villas
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Change Overnight
3.5 out of 5
25 York St, Launceston, TAS
The price is CA $135 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in Launceston CBD, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Princess Theatre and Quadrant Mall. Design Centre of Tasmania and Launceston ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)
"I thought the property was great, once we found it. Instructions were clear but the property could of had a little better signage. They were good to liaise with, however we had to leave a day earlier as due to Covid lick downs, Virgin Australia changed our flight ...my communication with Expedia ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 31, 2021

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