Itinerary Experiences for Launceston
1. Harvest Launceston
Held every Saturday, Harvest Launceston is a community farmers’ market where you can meet the producers and taste locally grown fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy.
2. Boag’s Brewery Tour
Join the 90-minute fully guided experience for a comprehensive insight into all the stages of the brewing and packaging process, followed by a tasting of James Boag’s award-winning beers accompanied by some of Tassie’s finest cheeses.
3. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Australia’s largest regional museum houses Australian colonial art, decorative arts, design, Tasmanian history and natural science. The museum is set on two sites - the 1891 Royal Park Art Gallery in the city and the 1870s era railway workshop in Inveresk.
4. Saint John Craft Beer Bar
Craft beer enthusiasts will love tasting their way through the 14 taps at Saint John with the best international, Australian and Tasmanian craft beer and more than 170 bottled beers on offer.
5. Cataract Gorge
Cataract Gorge is a rare natural rock formation just two minutes from central Launceston with walking tracks, a swimming pool, the world's longest single span chairlift, a restaurant and cafe, a suspension bridge and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views.
Itinerary experiences for greater Launceston and the north
1. Seahorse World and Platypus House
Learn about the breeding of seahorses for the marine ornamental market at Seahorse World, Beauty Point, or pop into Platypus House next door and watch platypus feed and play as you wander through the platypus ponds and echidna garden.
2. Tamar Valley and the Tamar Valley Wine Route
Explore the beautiful Tamar Valley wine region from Launceston to Bass Strait. The route meanders for nearly 170 kilometres through the heart of vineyard country past orchards, scenic pastures and forests where you can sample cool climate wines from cellar doors including Josef Chromy and Jansz Tasmania.
3. Woolmers Estate and Brickendon Estate
These two UNESCO World Heritage listed convict sites just 10 minutes from Longford are some of Australia’s finest examples of pioneer farming life in the early 1800s.