3 Days

Launceston and North

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Plain of long grasses

Tamar Island Wetlands / Credit: Geoffrey Lea

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  • Launceston and East Tamar ValleyDistance and drive time: 130 km - 2 hr 10 min
  • Take a walking tour of historic Launceston, Australia’s third oldest city
  • Head to Relbia by car and visit Josef Chromy Wines famous for Tasmanian sparkling, pinot noir and chardonnay
  • Visit the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre and Reserve and take a short walk from the interpretation centre
  • See the picturesque Tamar Valley from the top of Brady’s Lookout State Reserve
  • Take a drive through the Tamar Valley past vineyards, orchards, dairies, salmon farms, truffle woods and olive groves and stop into any one of the tasting centres or cellar doors for a chat with the locals
  • If there’s still time, visit Seahorse World and see platypuses and echidnas at nearby Platypus House, Beauty Point
  • The brave of heart might take a Launceston City Ghost Tour in the evening
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Field of rows of purple lavender

Bridestowe Lavender Estate / Credit: Brian Dullaghan

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  • Launceston and Tamar ValleyDistance and drive time: 173 km - 2 hr 30 min
  • Go to the Harvest Market and pick up fresh local produce (every Saturday)
  • Visit the Hollybank Treetops Adventures and experience a zipline or Segway tour
  • Try lavender chocolate at the Bridestowe Lavender Estate
  • Drop into a Pipers River winery for more cool climate and sparkling wine tastings
  • From George Town, join the Low Head Penguin Tours before driving back to Launceston (45 mins)
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Small historic building beside a river

Gatekeepers cottage - Cataract Gorge Reserve / Credit: Gina Fynearts

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Tamar Island Wetlands / Credit: Geoffrey Lea