Discover the best top things to do in Launceston, Australia including Cataract Gorge Reserve, The Tamar Valley, City Park, Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift, James Boag Brewery Experience, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Tamar Island Wetlands, Tamar River.
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4.5 based on 4 reviews
Today we visited Cataract Gorge Reserve it’s an amazing place only negative was getting off the chair lift. It was easy to get on but at the top I forgot to ask them to slow it down and so I almost had a major accident not blaming the operator but feel he should have been more aware I am 76 but because I am not grey maybe he didn’t notice how old I was it has really shook me up so what should have been an amazing day turned into not the best even though we paid for a return trip we didn’t take it and walked back. I do recommend everyone to go there
4.5 based on 599 reviews
The Tamar Valley, famous for it's cool climate wine, but also it's food and produce, it's natural attractions such as the Tamar Island Wetlands, Narawntapu National Park, Notley Gorge, Brady's Lookout and West Head it's many attractions - Seahorse World, Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Cntre, Grindelwald, Gem & Stone creations, Glengarry Bush Maze and the Rosevears Hotel & Gallery complex. Also home to more than 80 Air BnB listings it's a great base to tour to Cradle Mountain, Bridestowe Lavendar Farm, Derby Mountain Bike trails, Cataract Gorge, Barnbougle Golf Course, local markets, wildlife parks, Treetops Adventure or Launceston's range of fantastic restaurants.
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4.5 based on 131 reviews
Every Saturday morning in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market brightens a quiet inner city car park and brings the farm gate to you. Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on baskets brimming with Tasmania's freshest seasonal produce, artificial hormone-free meat, organic dairy, artisan bread and pastries, bright summer berries or blushing autumn apples. Savour a locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders and home-made preserves for the journey home. Awarded Australia's Most Outstanding Farmers Market in the 2013 ABC Delicious Magazine Produce Awards. Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from 8.30am-12.30pm at 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston (in the car park opposite Albert Hall).
I am so glad we visited this market and I would highly recommend for anyone visiting Launceston. They have freshest produce that I’ve seen across any market in Australia. Great selection of honey, vegetables, fruits, oils, nuts, organic drinks, ciders, beers, meats and seafood etc.
Also do great breakfast/ brunch and coffees ($6 is a little rich, but good coffee). The people at the stalls are friendly and the buzz is uplifting. Great for families!
4.5 based on 371 reviews
Wandering around Launceston and stumbled upon this place, so decided to have a look. I love cars - especially Aussie classics and cars of the 60's and 70's - and this place has them all. Easy to walk around, good description of each vehicle and its history, some great examples of Holdens and Fords, especially the supercars of the 60's to 90's. Shop has lots of models, souvenirs of all things car and motorbike. Good way to spend a couple of hours drooling over the cars I dreamed of owning in my younger years.
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4.5 based on 395 reviews
I am a huge fan of beer so I love taking brewery tours when I can. This tour was very good, covering lots of history and the process of beer production. You even got to taste the malted grains they use to make beer. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. The tasting was great, I love how they match cheeses with the different beers on offer.
4.5 based on 601 reviews
Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two key Launceston sites: the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk which houses the natural science and history collections; and its 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street which was officially opened to the public as a dedicated Art Gallery last year. At Inveresk you’ll find our extensive permanent Exhibitions Tasmanian onnections, Transforming the Island, hands-on science in the Phenomena Factory, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania and the Heritage Trail. In addition there are a range of special Exhibitions and our regular facilities including the Museum Shop, auditorium and café. As if Inveresk is not enough, there is even more at Royal Park. Make sure you visit both sites to really experience all that QVMAG has ‘On show’.
We visited the art gallery on Wellington St. It’s in a beautiful building, which is worth seeing in itself. The art inside is mostly not impressive; there isn’t much of it, and too much of what is there is amateurish. There is a good piece...MoreHi OccasionalTraveler29. Thanks for your review. We will pass on your feedback!
4.5 based on 232 reviews
The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Launceston. An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the value of the wetlands environment and the wildlife that live there.
We enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon/evening walk here. The interpretation center closes at 5pm, so it was not open when we arrived. There are toilets, but they are in the interpretation center, so being locked we couldn't use them - but fortunately there is a toilet block at the end of the walk on Tamar Island. It was easy to find from the main highway, and well signed, and there was ample parking.
The trails are almost all boardwalk, and only a few hundred meters from the start of the walk is a bird hide. We saw quite a few different birds, including black swans, egrets, spoonbill, wrens, and ducks. There was even a copperhead snake at one point. Lots of photography opportunities as well.
We walked all the way to the end, where there is an island and jetty, picnic area and toilet block. The tide was low, so most of the wetlands were just mud flats, but it was interesting to see birds wading and feeding. It's quite a manageable walk given how flat the terrain is, and ideal for nature lovers.
4.5 based on 166 reviews
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