Launceston - Cataract Gorge - Credit: Tourism TAS, George Apostolidis
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Launceston & surrounds

  • SUMMARY

Launceston is an ideal base to explore the many natural and historic attractions of the Tamar (the Valley of the Senses), without fuss or frenzy. A wine lover's and foodie's paradise, it's made for losing yourself - in exploration, romance and adventure, by land, air, river or sea.

Situated in Australia’s Northern Tasmania, our climate is similar to the south of France, and our locals are well-known for their friendliness. Smell the forest floor at Hollybank Forest, Underwood, where magnificent avenues of deciduous trees line the edge of Pipers River (if you’re lucky you’ll find the swimming hole). See and celebrate harvest in the local vineyards on the Tamar Valley Wine Route with a glass of last year’s vintage. The region blends history, scenery, creativity, adventure, entertainment and the superb flavours of fine food and wine. Winding 58 kilometres (36 miles) north from Launceston to Bass Strait, the Tamar River's quiet waters are navigable for its entire length, while its sheltered shores are a perfect environment for many species of waterbirds. You can take a boardwalk stroll over the wetlands and see the birds in their own habitat. Notley Gorge has deep fern glades, dense rainforest and waterfalls. Little penguins nest in the coastal scrub farther north at Low Head, where you can visit Australia's oldest continuously operating pilot station - it's still guiding ships into the River today. From George Town you can take a boat trip along the coast to an Australian fur seal colony on Tenth Island. The Tamar Valley Touring Route takes you through our most productive and best-established wine region. Vines grow on gentle, sloping hills and long mellow autumn days add unique cool-climate flavours to the widely acclaimed wines. A quick flight from Melbourne or Sydney, Launceston Tamar Valley is a 'sensational' place to visit – for a short break or a major holiday.

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