Discover Tasmania At Its Very Best

Launceston is the plucky smaller sibling to Tasmania’s state capital, Hobart, and arguably offers more for the discerning traveller. Those lucky enough to see for themselves will fall in love with the city’s elegant architecture and vibrant arts scene as well as the stunning Cataract Gorge.

Aside from the gorge, Launceston is home to a ton of sights catering to nature lovers, with the Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary and the Tasmania Zoo worth a visit in particular. For culture buffs, on the other hand, both Franklin House and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery are definite must-visits. All in all, you’ll have your pick of a wealth of top-notch attractions on your visit to Launceston. 

The dining scene, too, is worth travelling for if you want to sample Tasmanian cuisine at its best. Head to the Black Cow Bistro for premium Tasmanian beef, or try Cataract on Paterson for mouthwatering examples of modern Tasmanian cooking. 

In short, you should visit Launceston for its treasure trove of top attractions, excellent restaurants and striking natural beauty — and of course because no trip to Tasmania would be complete without it.

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