Things to do around Launceston
We're proud of our fantastic city - Launceston is truly a wonderful place to visit on your holiday to Tasmania! If you're not sure what to do around town, browse through the following information to get you started.
Launceston's own piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Here you'll find walking and hiking trails, the world's longest single span chairlift, swimming pool, restaurant, kiosk, peacocks and wildlife, gardens, suspension bridge, Interpretation Centre and lookouts with spectacular views.
Tamar River Cruises offer cruises on the beautiful Tamar River in Launceston, northern Tasmania. Experience the excitement and history of Launceston's spectacular Tamar River from the comfort of the unique vessels.
Nestled in the foothills of the Tamar Valley, 18 km from the CBD of Launceston, you'll find Tasmania Zoo, the largest wildlife park in Tasmania.
Set close to the CBD of Launceston, Tasmania, this picturesque site of 25 HA offers strawberry fields and a large trout lake in a natural wetland environment. (where no artificial feeding takes place) Fly fishermen can catch and release while others fish on a catch and purchase basis.
Discover the heart of our island State, nestled in the rich wine country of Northern Tasmania, and just a quick direct flight from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
The Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre is a place where you can lose yourself in history, play with treasures from the past and embark on a historical journey.
Nestled in a small "bowl" or gorge between the suburbs of Norwood and Newstead is the Punchbowl reserve. The park is popular for family picnics. The park has a spectacular rhododendron plantation on the northern slope, a small gorge to the south as well as BBQ facilities and a children's playground.