Things to do in Launceston, Tasmania

Things to do in Launceston, Tasmania 

So your new in town and wondering what Launceston has to offer.

You will find Launceston an easy place to get around. Most of these suggestions are located close to the City and only require a short walk others are no more than a 15 minute drive.

Here are just a few of our favourite Things to do in Launceston. Hope you enjoy them…

The Cataract Gorge.

Located just a few minutes from town centre you will find yourself walking under the steep cliffs beside the South Esk River leading to the First Basin a popular place for local to walk, swim & picnic. 

It’s a beautiful location to spend a couple of hours or the entire day relaxing & exploring the bush, walking tracks & Victorian gardens. 

National Automobile Museum

Now located in new premises next to The Silos hotel you will find one of Australia’s most significant car & motorcycle collections. Over 100 vehicles spanning a century of style & technical achievements. 

Queen Victoria Museum & Art

Located across two sites close to the centre. The QVMAG is Launceston’s arts, cultural & creative heartbeat. This is the place to go to get a sense of Tasmania life, history and culture.

Harvest Markets

This is the place the locals stock up on fresh produce for the weeks meals. It has  friendly, fun atmosphere where you actually meet the growers and taste the produce before buying. 

Grab yourself a coffee and some treats from the food stalls then enjoy a chat with the other shoppers.

James Boags Pub tour

A 90 minute tour for the lovers of beer giving a comprehensive insight into all stages of the brewing and packaging process. At the end you you’ll get to taste the product and enjoy the finest local cheeses. 

These Things to do in Launceston, Tasmania require a short drive.

Joseph Chromy

How good is it to have an International winning wine producer located only minutes from the town centre. Hop in a taxi and within a few minutes you can be tasting excellent wine and food in beautiful country surroundings. 

Mtb & Walking Tracks

Most people think you have to travel to Derby to find a good MTB or walking track but there are at least 3 areas close to Launceston to enjoy both. So if you’re in need of some outdoor exercise try, Trevallyn Nature Reserve, Hollybank  MTB Park & Kate Reed reserve. You will not be disappointed.

Clare Allen