The ultimate travel guide toLaunceston

Quite literally, the heart of Tasmania, Launceston is a boutique riverside city located just at the top of the Tamar Valley within reach of the wineries. The to-do list in this charming city is long and varied. There’s cultural heritage to devour, beautiful parks and gardens to explore, and a thriving food and wine atmosphere: from fine dining restaurants to relaxed cafes. Launceston is actually one of Australia’s oldest cities and features elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture, which adds another dimension to the city’s charm.

Top Things to See and Do in Launceston

If you’re guilty of overlooking Launceston in favour of the state’s capital it is time you rethink your position because Launceston is fast becoming a city that demands attention. From its art galleries, museums and design studios to its mix of natural attractions that include Cataract Gorge, lush hiking trails to waterfalls, and a nearby lavender farm, there is just no shortage of ways to entertain yourself here. Uncover the top things to do and see in Launceston below.

Top Launceston accommodation

From luxury accommodation to camping along the river, Launceston has an option for everyone. Discover heritage architecture, elegant design, stays that give back and friendly hospitality at some of Launceston’s top hotels, or find a dreamy Airbnb to call your own for a stay in Launceston. Find the right accommodation for you in our guides below.

Launceston restaurants and cafes

From cheap eats to fine dining from breakfast to dessert, Launceston has it all. The way to the heart of this city is truly through your stomach. Launceston has been crowned a UNESCO City of Gastronomy after all. It should therefore comes as no surprise that foodies will be well taken care of here. Discover the best restaurants, vibrant cafe culture, weekly markets and nearby wineries below.