Experience Launceston

Every year Launceston hosts thousands of tourists, who visit for the area's natural beauty, deep heritage, wine country and world-class cuisine that is simply like no other.

A region overflowing with an abundance of history, Launceston is home to perfectly preserved cityscapes reflecting early Australia. From unsurpassed Colonial and Victorian architecture along with century-old parks with ancient trees, there’s also a raft of cultural experiences at your fingertips, such as the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - the largest of it’s kind in the country.

Take a short stroll from the centre of town to the mystical Cataract Gorge, located in the centre of the city and one of Launceston’s most celebrated attractions. From Peppers Silo you can appreciate the magnificence of this prize attraction along with the meandering Tamar River which is not to be missed.

From the sprawling Tamar Valley wine region with it’s untouched countryside, iconic lavender fields, vineyards and orchards, to quaint historic villages and open cellar doors where you can sample the area’s finest vino fresh from its producers, there's truly something for everyone.

Then there’s the Tamar Island Wetlands, no doubtably one of Tasmania’s beauty’s, where birds and wildlife call home, with tranquil walking tracks and an array of natural flora and fauna where you can immerse yourself fully in nature and truly escape from it all.

Things to do in Launceston

  • Cataract Gorge
  • UTAS Stadium
  • Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
  • City Park & Monkeys
  • Boags Brewery Tours

Things to do in the Region

  • North - Tamar Valley Wine Route
  • North East - Hollybank Treetops Adventure
  • North East - Bridestowe Lavender Farm
  • West – Cradle Mountain
  • South – Evandale & Historic House

Launceston events not to miss

  • Harvest Market - Weekly, Saturday mornings
  • MONA FOMA - Annual, January
  • Festivale - Annual, First weekend in February
  • Launceston Cup - Annual, Last Wednesday
  • Tasmania Supersprint - Annual, March/April
  • Ten Days on the Island - Bi-annual, March/April
  • Agfest - Annual, First weekend in May
  • AFL Hawthorn Football Club Home Games - Various dates (during football season)