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Top 10 Things to Do in Launceston

top 10 things to do in Launceston, Australia


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Located near north of Hobart, Launceston or ‘Lonnie’ has a strong sense of identity and beauty that separate it from many other cities and regions in Australia. The city is full of heritage, art galleries and museums. Surrounded with outstanding food and wine areas, the city offers a perfect combination of local delights to experience.

Here’s top 10 things to do in Launceston:

J Boag and Son Brewery

J Boag and Son has been brewing on the banks of the Esk River since 1881. Since then, the technology and equipment has changed – gleaming stainless steel dominates now – but the pride and craftsmanship has remained the same as it was 100 years ago. […]

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See The Fairy Penguins at Low Head!

If you are ever in Launceston, try to catch a night tour of Low Head Peninsula for the Fairy Penguin Sightings Tour (during 2001, this was A$35). Just fantastic! Compared to Philip Island (Melbourne) and its mass commercialism, this is very scaled back, rough edge affair. You actually follow the guide as they themselves follow the penguins back to their burrows. […]

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Cataract Gorge Reserve

My mom and I quite enjoyed the lovely views of Cataract Gorge that we saw while riding the chairlift over the gorge. It opens every day at 9am (except Christmas) and costs $7.50 per adult for a return trip. The photo on my main Launceston page is a view from the chairlift. It might be a bit scary for any afraid of heights, but was a great trip for us! […]

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Grindelwald – Australia

The pretty village of Grindelwald was established in the 1980s as a unique residential development.
All houses were built in Swiss style, with wide eaves, flowerboxes, window shutters and balconies, nice gardens, lawns, lakes and views of the Tamar Valley. […]

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Beauty Point Seahorse Farm

This place is a world first, one of my top ‘must sees’ for Tasmania. Viewing is by tour only (no cameras allowed).
You get to see thousands upon thousands of seahorses in various stages of development – from minute 1 cm strands of only a few days old, to half grown. […]

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Heading further on our drive up the Tamar Valley, we come to Beaconsfield, which is located 40ks from Launceston. This is a gold mining town, gold was discovered in 1969. In 1881 it was regarded as the richest town in Tasmania. At its peak 53 companies worked the goldmines. The last mine closed in 1914, but with advanced technology, in the 1990’s mining began again. On display here is an old shop, with old products in it, and a miners cottage. […]

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Tamar Island Wetlands

Located just 10minutes from Launceston the Tamar Island Wetlands was an interesting area to walk around and try and find birds, reptiles, frogs and fish.
The Tamar Island Wetlands reserve is approx 60 hectares of mud flats, lagoons and islands. The Tamar Island gives an excellent view of the surrounding landscape […]

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Historic Hadspen

Another historic town, with gorgeous old georgian buildings and settlers cottages. The RED FEATHER INN which is located on the main road, was built in 1844. It was one of the 1st coaching inns in Tasmania and now is a Restraurant. […]

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Clarendon House

Clarendon was a big pastoral farm. It has many farm buildings, servants quarters and gardens and parkland. An avenue of trees leads to the house. In the Conservatory, there is a Restaurant and tea rooms, also, if you wish to stay, there are cottages available. […]

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Bridestowe Lavender Farm

The lavender farm was established in 1922, and is renowned the world over for the quality of its true perfumery lavender.
Lavender flowering is in December & January and it was in full bloom when we visited, very picturesque! […]

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