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About Launceston

Take a walk through the streets of Launceston to enjoy the city's rich cultural heritage and thriving food and wine scene against a backdrop of beautiful Georgian streetscapes. One of the oldest cities in Australia, Launceston is home to a stunning mix of heritage buildings and elegant contemporary architecture. Located in the Tamar Valley, it is the ideal base for visiting the surrounding vineyards, National Parks, river cruises and historic villages.

But before you do go off into the valley, make sure you experience some of the attractions within Launceston.

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Attractions in Launceston

Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge at the lower section of the South Esk River is a popular tourist spot for the scenic walk along the north bank of the gorge and a chairlift, the longest single-span chairlift in the world. An old, decommissioned power station has become an interpretive museum while other facilities in the area include a couple of cafes, a swimming pool and a funicular railway.

Launceston City Park

This heritage listed park was initially established in the 1820s and is an important part of cultural life in Launceston. Along with beautiful gardens, memorials and statues the park also includes a Monkey Island. Separated from visitors by a glass wall and small moat is an island inhabited  by a small group of macaques.

Launceston Aquatic

This modern aquatic centre houses contains a 50 metre lap pool, leisure and learn to swim pools, children's play and splash park, hot water pool, and a spa all within the indoor facility and open to the public all year round. Outside is a 25 metre pool, dive tank, beach entry and a water slide open November through to March.

NTCA Ground

The Northern Tasmania Cricket Association Ground is a multi-use sports venue and is actually the oldest first class cricket ground in Australia. It is currently used mostly for club cricket matches.

Tasmania Zoo

Situated on 900 acres of private native bushland is this home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in Tasmania. You can see the Tasmanian devils during the daily feeding shows, be a keeper for a day, go on a wild night safari or take a ‘Wet & Wild’ buggy tour of the park if the typical walk and view is too slow for your liking.

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

For over 100 years the Queen Victoria collection has been growing to include exhibitions of colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural/zoological sciences. There is also an exhibition of a full Chinese temple that was used by 19th century tin miners, a working planetarium, and railway workshops.

Old Umbrella Shop

Come and see this taste of the past in one of the last surviving, intact, early twentieth century shops in Tasmania. Operated by three generations of the Shott family the shop now houses displays about the family, umbrellas and the wood souvenirs, many of which were made on the premises. The Shop is also well known for the large range of umbrellas stocked for sale as well as a variety of National Trust and Tasmanian products.

Franklin House

In true colonial Australian spirit this National Trust property was built for a convict by convicts in 1838. Franklin House still stands complete with house, stables and garden and has open Tearooms for light meals and refreshments. The nearby St James Church was built in 1845 and has many associations with the house.

Entally Estate

Only a 15 minute drive out of Launceston, this estate includes the house as well as Australia’s oldest Conservatory, Chapel, Stables, Carriage House and Farmyard. Set in parklike surroundings with beautiful vineyards and historic outbuildings, the estate offers tours, wine tastings and Devonshire Teas.

Launceston Tramway Museum

Starting with one man and an old tram in 1992, the project has since grown into the Launceston Tramway Museum Society Inc. which displays restored trams and related pieces of history along with photos and stories of the community’s relationship with the trams and how it has changed over the years. There are also workshops on restoration of heritage vehicles.