Your guide to a romantic weekend in Launceston

Friday afternoon – holiday mode begins

Check into your Launceston accommodation and relax a little before dining on delicious fresh local seafood and produce at Restaurant Esca.

Saturday morning – indulge in brunch in the park

After a leisurely sleep in make your way over to the Launceston Harvest Market and pick up a bunch of delicious local produce. Choose from perfectly ripe fruit to fresh baked bread and handmade yoghurts and cheeses.  Pack up your loot and continue on to Launceston City Park to enjoy your delicious brunch and a morning of relaxing with your significant other.

Photo credit: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett

Saturday afternoon – take a quick trip into space

Everyone knows that stargazing with your significant other is a truly romantic thing to do, though did you know in Launceston you can stargaze at absolutely any time during the day? For a unique experience head to the Launceston Planetarium, located in the Queen Victorian Museum & Art Gallery. Here you can view a reproduction of every star visible to the naked eye in the Southern Hemisphere.

Saturday night – embrace the foodie scene

With an emerging and constantly evolving foodie scene, Launceston has no shortage of trendy wining and dining establishments. For an easy, casual dinner check out the food trucks on the corner of Arthur and High Street. Or for a more indulgent option, opt for the degustation at PX Restaurant. Wholly embracing a paddock to plate philosophy what you’re served on the day is dependent on what produce is available. Be prepared to leave with a well-earned food coma.

Photo credit: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett

Sunday morning – enjoy a light breakfast

Once you read the second item on the itinerary for Sunday, you’ll understand why a light breakfast is required. Take a stroll to Elaia Café conveniently located on Charles Street. A Launceston institution the café was opened 18 years ago, and continues to serve one of the best breakfasts in town. If you’re having trouble deciding on what to eat, the Croque Madame is absolutely delicious.

Sunday mid-morning and afternoon – explore Tamar Valley wineries

It’s a bit of a no brainer for a romantic weekend away, and from Launceston you are in the ideal spot to explore the fine drops and delicacies of the Tamar Valley Wine Trail. The wine route is easily mapped out with bright blue and yellow signs, or for those who prefer not to worry about navigation (and maybe enjoy the wine samples a little too much!) jump onto one of the many tours through the region.

Photo credit: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett

For ideal, central accommodation in Launceston stay at Mantra Charles Hotel.



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