Looking for what to do in Launceston? Launceston is the major city located in Tasmania’s north. Take a day trip and travel through the mountains of the Great Western Tiers on your way to Cradle Mountain National Park, surrounded by dense and lush forest and mountainous terrain. Visit some historic towns such as Carrick, Hagley, Westbury, and Deloraine (the hub between Launceston & Devonport). Stroll around the great Dove Lake, or visit Ashgrove Cheese Farm for some dairy delights.
Launceston has diverse wildlife to encounter or visit the rare water birds that inhabit Tamar Island. Historic Boags Brewery is also in Launceston where you can taste the fruits of the brew-masters labor made from traditions passed on through generations. In addition, for more information on what to do in Tasmania, be sure to check out our state page!
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A small city located in Tasmania's Northern region, Launceston is situated alongside the scenic Tamar River, one of the largest waterways in the state. Surrounded by greenery on all sides, Launceston is a relaxing, laid-back place that is ideal for those looking for a "getaway" while still having access to all the conveniences of a modern city - the large forests and nearby mountains, including the famous Cradle Mountain, as well as the Tamar River itself, offer numerous opportunities for tours, sightseeing, hiking and other natural pursuits that take advantage of the perpetual freshness of the air the region has to offer. Launceston has a small domestic airport located to the South-East of the city that makes it accessible from many more points of origin within Australia.