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7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 14th, 2021 Posted in Australia & Oceania Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Launceston, Australia soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Launceston with suggested tours!

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The second major city in Tasmania, Launceston is popularly known for its Cataract Gorge offering incredible and panoramic views. The city is filled with old towns, amazing wine & food, and gorgeous scenic spots. If you want to know more about Launceston and where to go here, just read more below.

List of Best Things to do in Launceston, Australia

1. Cataract Gorge Reserve

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Launceston itself has little else to offer, but the Cataract Gorge is not to be missed. The recreation area consists of a beautiful gorge with hiking trails and even a chairlift. The path through the gorge is beautiful and most of the time leads along the river on the north side. You can start walking directly from the city.

Suggested Tour: 50-Minute Cataract Gorge Cruise

2. James Boag Brewery Experience

James Boag brewery is a locally brewed beer, and there is also a beer museum. Have an interesting visit to the brewery and a delicious tasting of 3 beers and 3 Tasmanian cheese. A 90-minute guided tour is offered three times a day for a fee.

Suggested Tour: Food and Beer Scenic Cycling Tour

3. The Tamar Valley

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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It is the place where the best wineries in Tasmania gather. The Tamar Valley located in the north of Tasmania, near Launceston contains an important vineyard of pinot noir and chardonnay. It also offers incredible views!

4. City Park

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The City Park is located east of downtown Launceston. It’s a pleasant park ideal for walking with children and for observing Japanese monkeys. It is also best for families with small children who want to play in peace.

Suggested Tour: 3-Day Tasmanian Tour From Launceston to Hobart

5. Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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This museum offers different themes, including one devoted to Aboriginal culture. It is unique due to the fact that it also exhibits replicas of several Tasmanian animals, including the extinct Tasmanian tiger. Moreover, it presents an exhibition of cars and train cars used in city life.

6. Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market

A fresh market in which local products are offered such as honey, cheese, fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, baked goods, etc. It is a small market and everything is in one accessible area. Highly recommended to visit!

7. Tamar Island Wetlands

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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A pleasant trail through this flooded region of the Tamar River from where, depending on the time of year, a huge variety of birds can be observed. It is recommended as a place to enjoy nature, especially wild birds when visiting Launceston.

Where to stay in Launceston, Australia

Budget Hotel

Arthouse Hostel

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Was built in 1888, Arthouse Hostel is situated on the banks of the North Esk River, between the beautiful Seaport and Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. All rooms include a shared bathroom. There is also a shared kitchen at the property.

Price: Starts at $53 per night for a Budget Double Room, includes taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Peppers Silo

7 Best Things To Do in Launceston, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Conveniently located in Launceston, Peppers Silo offers modern accommodation in a historic building. The modern interiors are inspired by natural surrounds with recycled Tasmanian timbers used throughout. Each room includes free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with Chromecast. Some rooms feature breathtaking river views. Guests can dine at the Grain of the Silos Cafe and sample Tasmania’s world-renowned produce.

Price: Starts at $189 per night for Double Room – Tamar River, includes taxes and charges, add $19 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Launceston, Australia. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Launceston.

Fun Facts About Launceston

  • Launceston was the first city to use Anaesthetics during an operation.
  • The city still has Victorian buildings.
  • Launceston was the first in Australia to get sewers.
  • Launceston has an oceanic temperate climate.
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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​​

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