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Launceston - Things to do

As Tasmania's second major city, Launceston is a vibrant hub for food, wine, culture and nature - making it a go-to holiday destination for both international and local guests.


Packed with city and country charm, Launceston includes gorgeous old towns and some truly breathtaking scenic highlights, including Cradle Mountain.


Outdoor Activities in Launceston

Located in the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWA), Cradle Mountain is a place to experience that offers something new to see with every season. This Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Launceston.



Cradle Mountain Tour Itinerary

Departing the city and with pick-up and drop-off included, this full-day tour will see guests trekking through a variety of Cradle Mountain’s best walking trails, with five whole hours to spend in the national park.


This tour’s flexible walking itinerary has been designed to suit each guest, along with the weather conditions on the day.


With stops along the way in towns like Sheffield, you’ll discover sides to the region that extend off the beaten track.


A small and quirky village where the history of the Cradle Mountain region is depicted in artworks across the buildings throughout the town, a must-visit while here is the Ashgrove Cheese Factory where you can sample some of the region’s best flavours.



Launceston Wine Tours

Hungry to discover more of  Launceston’s best? Head to the Tamar Valley to experience everything from its beautiful beaches to its awe-inspiring art and breathtaking  bushwalks.


The Tamar Valley truly has it all, but it’s the region’s 32 vineyards (and counting) that make up the famous Tamar Valley Wine Trail.


Complete with stops at four of the region's premier cellar doors and including tastings at each, this Tamar Valley Discover Wine Tour includes transfers from your Launceston accommodation and is accompanied by fun and informative commentary of the Tamar Valley and the vineyards from your knowledgeable tour guide.


Famous for its varieties of riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay, and pinot noir, the Tamar Valley also offers the chance to taste classic, premium, cool-climate wines. Sip some Tasmanian sparkling and you might find it even better than the finest champagne and rose from Provence!


Also included in the day is a lunch stop at one of the valley's best restaurants, for a generous meal - so wine not book now?



Launceston Multi-Day Tours

Got more time on your hands?


As one of Australia's oldest cities, Launceston has one of the best-preserved early cityscapes in Australia,  and presents one of the best starting points to discover the northern part of Tasmania and the east coast.


With these regions that are fabled for waterfalls, hidden bays, and lagoons, why not spend time on a multi-day tour making the most of the region?


When you book this Tassie Great East 4 Day 3 Night Tour, you’ll enjoy a jam-packed program with all the stellar locations that border the Tasman Sea.


Watch the forces of the waves at the magnificent Tasman Arch and the Devil’s Kitchen rock formations, and go on an excursion in Port Arthur and Bruny Island.


Starting in Launceston and ending in Hobart, this tour is the perfect wait to get a taste for Tasmania.


Or, score up to $90 cash back per person when you book this 5 Day Bay of Fires Walking Tour.


Perfect for nature lovers, this tour encompasses seclusion, solitude, stunning scenery and sweeping stretches of sand as you head to a remote corner of Tasmania o discover a trail of bright beaches rimmed with red-ringed rocks, clamber up summits for incredible views, and through fern-filled rainforests to hidden waterfalls. 


The other side of Tasmania shouldn’t be overlooked either! From Launceston, you can jump on a rollercoaster 4-Day Tour of the West Coast, and dig deeper into the jewels of nature. This expedition brings you to enchanting places such as Russell Falls, the Henty Dunes, and Mount Field National Park with its rich biodiversity. Just keep in mind that this tour starts in Hobart, and ends in Launceston!


Ready to book? Plan your next Launceston getaway today and get ready to experience a world of wander as you journey down yonder! 



Frequently Asked Questions About ​Day Trips In Launceston


How many days do you need for Launceston?
Consider spending around three days in Launceston as it gives you time to experience a number of the city’s natural and cultural attractions, like on this 5 Day Wilderness Adventure. You may even have enough time to incorporate a day trip to another one of Tasmania's top destinations like Hobart!


What is the best month to visit Launceston?
We recommend visiting Launceston between December and February. Australia’s summer, this time of year, is ideal for attracting visitors from mainland Australian and international tourists as temperatures are the most comfortable for enjoying the island's abundant outdoor activities.


What are the best things to do in Launceston?
wine tasting is definitely the top attraction to consider when visiting Launceston, with the Tamar Valley region famous for their riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay and pinot noir varieties.

What is the best Launceston tour for families?
Launceston is rich in history and natural beauty, so a walking tour through the city and its surrounds is perfect for all ages. 


What is the best multi-day tour from Launceston?
This 9 Day 8 Night Tasmanian Explorer Tour is Launceston’s best multi day tours, taking you through some of Tasmania’s must-sees and lesser-known treasures, with a local leader to provide expert knowledge at every step.

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