City Park Radio Museum is actually one of the Launceston region’s most unique attractions – particularly for history buffs. Just a gold coin donation, you can enjoy a friendly and hospitable local icon getting insight into the numerous radios on hand, some of which date back to the early 1930’s.Visitors are even welcome to join the station’s DJ’s working live on air and have a chat that’s being broadcast to the local community!
The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
Located on the northern side of Launceston City, the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania is a must-visit for rev-heads and historical enthusiasts alike, featuring over 100 years’ worth of automotive styling and technological advances.
Enjoy a Tamar River Cruise
Tamar River Cruises provides a range of scenic trips up and down the Tamar including scenic morning and afternoon cruises. The cruises take in the local landscape and architecture making for an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Relax in Launceston City Park
Just a short walk takes you to this tranquil oasis right in the heart of Launceston. FREE. The Launceston City Park is a wonderful example of a botanic feature done right, and a fine feather in the cap of the city’s development that features something that nearly everyone can appreciate and enjoy.
Visit Cataract Gorge
Just a short walk and you’ll find yourself in a delightful location that features a vibrant body of water, ruggered rocky riverbanks, a suspension bridge, and the Southern Hemisphere’s longest chairlift all in one spot!
If you’re keen to sample a quality locally produced beverage or three, Launceston has plenty to enjoy.
Whether it be an award-winning cellar door experience at Josef Chromy, just 15 minutes from the centre of the City, a long black at Amelia Espresso – with beans fresh from local roaster Ritual Coffee – or a tasty brew of the amber variety at Saint John Craft Beer Bar, we have no doubt that you won’t go thirsty.
Launceston and the Tamar Valley boast over 30 vineyards – Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Noir are all grown here, along with sparkling wines that are considered equal to those from Champagne. The region, famed for its cool-climate wines, is now also home to a growing number of beer and cider producers, ranging from the historical Boag’s Brewery, Red Brick Cider House, right through to micro craft brewers such as Van Dieman Brewing.
And if you’re after a fine drop to take home, the Pinot Shop, Crown Cellars, Lilydale Larder, Alps and Amici Foodstore and Davies Grand Central have you covered, with a fantastic selection of locally produced tipples to keep your thirst at bay.