Touted the Northern Capital, Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania, known for its food and wine, history, culture, and untouched wilderness. Tasmania has been named Best in Travel for 2015 under top 10 regions to visit and Launceston is a destination that makes Tasmania such a great place to visit, so cannot be missed on your trip to Australia’s southern state.
There is so much to experience in the region including ancient towns full of colonial heritage, and an endless collection of scenic highlights including the acclaimed Cataract George – one of Launceston’s most visited destinations and well-known icon for the region. Visitors will fall in love with the charming nature of Launceston and its surrounds. From visiting Launceston’s art galleries and museums, to boutique stores, nearby coastline, countryside filled with farmland and lavender fields, to touring the Tamar Valley wine region with over 20 cellar doors, there is so much on offer.
If you’re travelling with kids, City Park cannot be missed with its unique Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, duck pond, giant chess board and children’s playground. Head to the Aquatic Centre to try out the waterslide and diving boards, or make use of the heated pool in the cooler months. The Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery has a range of exhibitions along with a hands-on science area.
When looking for accommodation in Launceston you’ll find Mantra Charles Hotel offers prime accessibility to the best of the region. Located in the heart of Tasmania’s North, this hotel is well-appointed, with air-conditioned rooms, wireless internet, flatscreen TVs and Foxtel. Featuring an art deco exterior with rooms decorated in complementary autumn colours, it’s an ideal base for your time in Launceston.