Launceston Landmarks – 5 of the best places to visit

When visiting Tasmania, Launceston is a great place to spend a week or two.  Here we’ve highlighted some great destinations for you to visit while in Launceston, Northern Tasmania 7250.

  • Cataract Gorge
    • The Cataract Gorge is rated the number 1 tourist attraction for the City of Launceston. Featuring the natural beauty of the Gorge, The Swinging Suspension Bridge, and the world’s longest span Chairlift.
    • You’ll also find some great walking and hiking trails where you can enjoy native flora and fauna. The peacocks are also a unique attraction and are reasonably friendly and if you’re lucky enough you’ll catch them showing their tail feathers in a spectacular display.
    • The Gorge Restaurant and the Gorge Café are spectacular ways to relax, enjoy a meal and the spectacular views. An inclinator provides easy access to the gorge for young and old alike.

      An Arial View of the George

      Arial view of the George

  • Tamar Valley
    • The oldest wine region in Tasmania is in the Tamar Valley with cellar door tastings a speciality. Expect to be pampered and delighted by your visit to the Valley.
    • The Hillwood Berry Farm is a great place to visit with the whole family. You can pick your own berries, purchase some  jam, quince, liqueur or wine or find some beauty and relaxation products to enjoy.
    • For a unique and informative outing, Seahorse World is a great place to stop and experience the wonder of the Southern Ocean Aquarium; hold a seahorse in the palm of your hand!
    • George Town is home of the the Old Watch House Museum, which is a perfect place to explore the history of the town.
    • There are many, many more things to see and do in the Tamar Valley, we’ve just touched on a few here – go out and explore!
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
    • At the Museum (located at Inveresk) you’ll find Tasmanian history and natural science collections. The four main collections are “Visual Arts & Design”, Natural Sciences” “Physical Sciences”, and “History” Cited the best regional museum in Australia, it really is a great place to visit!
  • Franklin House
    • Franklin House is Launceston’s only “house museum” and can be explored at will. It was one of the Colony’s leading private schools from 1842 until 1866.
    • Located in the suburb of Youngtown, Franklin House is only a few minutes drive from the CBD.
  • York Park – Aurora Stadium
    • With a capacity of 21000 people, Aurora Stadium commonly known as York Park is Hawthorn Football Club’s home away from home. As a world-class sporting and entertainment venue it has hosted many interstate events including Sir Elton John, Jimmy Barnes, the Crusty Demons and Super X to name a few.  Located in the heart of Launceston, and host to New Year’s Eve Countdowns, York Park is an outstanding venue for a variety of events.

These are only a few of the many attractions that can be found in the Launceston Region.  Other destinations include Tasmania Zoo, City Park, and many top quality hotels and restaurants in the area.

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