45-55 Tamar st., Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
City Park is located in the heart of Launceston. This beautiful parkland features mature trees and shrubs, a display of annual flowers, a Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, the John Hart Conservatory, a duck pond, senses garden, monuments, chess board, historic Albert Hall, barbeque area and a children's playground.
City Park was once called the 'People's Park', which reflects how the park has been viewed by the people of Launceston since its beginnings. The park was originally developed by the Launceston Horticultural Society and handed over to the Launceston City Council in 1863.
It has been a place of many important exhibitions, gatherings, musicals and cultural events and public meetings. This continues today.
74-90 Basin Road, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Cataract Gorge Reserve on the South Esk River, or Pleepertoomerla in the Tasmanian Aboriginal language, is a unique natural formation just minutes from central Launceston.
The Gorge has walking tacks, swimming pool, a restaurant, cafe, suspension bridge and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views. Peacocks and native wildlife add to the experience.
On the shady northern side, known as the Cliff Grounds, is a Victorian garden with ferns and exotic plants. Relax on the rolling lawns, take shade under the rotunda and enjoy lunch with a view from the restaurant.
39 William Street, Launceston Tasmania, Australia
James Boag's Brewery
James Boag's Brewery history starts in 1881, on the banks of the Esk River in Launceston.
Today, the James Boag Brewery still insists on using crisp Tasmanian water, and only the finest hops and barley, to produce a range of exceptional beers. Each bottle we make represents the purity and wonder of our island home, and our ongoing commitment to brewing excellence.
Brewery tours are available seven days (excluding Christmas Day) and the James Boag's Brewery Bar is the perfect spot to drop in and enjoy a drink from the James Boag range, in the very place itself!
Home Point Parade, Launceston Tasmania 7250, Australia
Tamar River Cruises
Offering multiple cruises departing daily (excluding Christmas Day).
Showcasing the magnificent Cataract Gorge and the beautiful Tamar Valley, enjoy a full day, half day or 50 minute cruise.
Aboard the Tamar Odyssey (for the longer duration tours), which is open-plan with spacious lounges throughout. Guests are able to move between the outer, upper and lower decks with ease. And the Lady Launceston, reminiscent of the 1890’s with sweeping traditional lines has been purpose built to cruise the Cataract Gorge and Launceston’s riverfront precinct in upmost serenity with its unique and silent electric drive.
2 Wellington St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
Queen Victoria Art Gallery (QVMAG)
The Art Gallery enjoys a national profile for its collections of Australian colonial art, decorative arts and design.
The 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street was officially opened as a dedicated Art Gallery in September 2011.
The First Tasmanians: Our Story presents and explores the history and culture of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people. The exhibition features rarely seen original objects and examines climate change, astronomy and stories of creation, craft, technology and architecture.
2 Invermay Rd, Invermay TAS 7248, Australia
Queen Victoria Museum (QVMAG)
The Museum holds rich Tasmanian history and natural science.
Housed in the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk, and home to the natural science and history collections, Planetarium, The Blacksmith Shop and Phenomena Factory science centre.
Tasmanian Tiger: Precious Little Remains. On 7 September 1936, the last known thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, died in the Hobart Zoo. Ironically, almost eight weeks prior, the species had been given full legal protection by the Tasmanian Government.
55 Tamar St, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
Design Tasmania proudly celebrates the history and heritage of Tasmanian designers and looks to the future optimistically. Featuring a museum of contemporary wood design & a gift shop with local crafts.
Ensuring that Tasmanian design will increase in esteem in Tasmania, Australia and internationally. With the belief and support of our community of designers and supporters the next 40 years is bright.
Open seven days.
84 Lindsay St, Invermay TAS 7248, Australia
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
Come and experience the history, elegance and style of one of Australia's most significant motoring collections.
The museum comes alive with four sensational theme displays each year as well as constantly changing exhibits in the main hall and a mezzanine floor packed with motorcycles.
Open every day (except Christmas day).
2 Invermay Rd, Invermay TAS 7248, Australia
The University of Tasmania Stadium is a nationally accredited sporting and events facility in northern Tasmania.
Located just minutes from Launceston's city centre, the stadium hosts sporting, entertainment and private events throughout the year and has a capacity of 19,500.
Formerly known as York Park, the University of Tasmania Stadium has cemented its profile as the home of AFL in Tasmania, and is the Hawthorn Football Club’s home away from home.
At the close of footy season, the ground is renovated and prepared with turf wickets. The wickets have been bowled by world class cricketer and Launceston local, Ricky Ponting and the Women's Big Bash League. Future fixtures include the BBL, WBBL and Under 19 National Championship games.