Explore Launceston – An Incredible Place to Visit

Explore Launceston – An Incredible Place to Visit

Launceston, also known as ‘Lonnie’ amongst locals, is the second largest city of Tasmania, Australia situated at the junction of North and South Esk River where the Tamar River is formed. As similar to other Tasmanian cities, Launceston has redefined itself as a cultural hub with bustling cafes, contemporary art museums and open parkland. Today, it has become a perfect destination to stay, unwind, explore, and visit time and again.

Though Lonnie is in pace with other big country towns, a far cry from the Tasmanian Capital Hobart, it has abundance of Victorian, Federation, Edwardian and Art Deco houses unrivaled by any other Australian city.

Taste Culinary Delights
Lonnie is home to the wine route of Tamar Valley. Apart from wine tasting, the city is also known for its fresh local produce. Take a stroll in one of the farms and feel rejuvenated. Many of the state’s award-winning restaurants are found in Launceston and its

 

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neighborhood. The menus of the city restaurants mainly feature robust vegetables, ocean-fresh seafood, plump fruits, and organically farmed beef.  Food and wine in this Tasmanian city never fail to nourish any heart.

Natural Attractions

The riverside city of Launceston is situated at the jaw of the spectacular Tamar Valley and thrives on incredible natural attractions including the beautiful parks and gardens, and the breathtaking Cataract Gorge Reserve. You’ll find a whole range of diverse natural attractions within the Launceston Tamar Valley area.

If you are visiting the city in summer, you may join one of the many guided walking tours around the much popular Cataract Gorge. Or you can go on a self-guided walking tour through Royal Park and the Seaport, Inveresk to Heritage Forest, or through to the Black Bridge Trail.

If you are an adventure traveler, buy a campervan rental and drive in outskirts of the city to sample a piece of true Australian wilderness. The Tamar Island Wetlands, Notley Fern Gorge, Supply River Mill Reserve, Ben Lomond National Park, Brady’s Lookout, Hollybank Forest, Lilydale Falls, Liffey Falls, Narawntapu National Park, Meander Falls, Mount Barrow, and the Alum Cliffs are some great destinations for a campervan drive. Resort to the internet to get to know about travel tips after hiring campervan in Launceston.

Uncover the History

Want to step back in time? Colonial settlement of Launceston dates back before 200 years. Once the ancient capital of Cornwall, the city has kept its cultural heritage intact; the grandeur of its history and is reflected in its architecture and fine buildings.

Delights for Adventure Lovers

Launceston Tamar Valley offers a plethora of excursions for adventure lovers such as hiking, Hollybank Treetops Adventure, cycling, Cable Hang Gliding, Skiing on Ben Lomond, and mountain bike riding.  If you are looking for a bit leisurely activity, you may try fishing, golfing or trail-riding. The area is also home to many sports facilities like Aurora Stadium.

Tasmania Outdoor Sports

Launceston is a perfect base to visit all Tasmania has to offer. And it is a direct flight from the major Australian cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This small city has coolest wine trail, rich history, great food, adventure and sports, and wilderness to explore. It is another world!

About  the  Author : Ashley strongly recommends all travelers to Tasmania to make Launceston a base to explore other parts of the region. She advises her readers to book  a campervan in advance for Launceston and browse the web to learn travel tips about Tasmania.

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