Launceston in review
As one of Tasmania’s biggest cities, Launceston is a large town that hasn’t been swept away by modern trends. In fact, you can still see the same charm and beauty that Launceston visitors experienced years ago. There are even 19th century villages in the outlying suburbs!
Your first stop in Launceston should be the Cataract Gorge Reserve. After all, if it weren’t for these rushing waters, Launceston may never have been founded! Amazingly, this incredible natural sight is only a short walk from downtown Launceston. And once you arrive, you’ll see the world’s largest chairlift (that goes right over the water), great hiking trails, and even a suspension bridge!
For some more water-related fun, take a cruise down the Tamar River. That way, you will get to see the entire area in style. You will learn all about the history of Launceston – along with a chance to taste some of the local goodies!
If you can’t get enough of the Tamar River, there are plenty of great Launceston hotels nearby that will offer you a great view.
If you are looking for some gourmet fun – and you aren’t afraid to head out of town to get it – go on a wine tour. The Launceston area is home to several wineries. Tasmania produces some of the best wine in the world, and the Tamar Valley is at the centre of all the action! You can spend an entire day sampling local wines. And, you can even taste some of the local produce along with them!