Launceston

Located in the north of Tasmania, Launceston is Tasmania's second largest city after Hobart. It’s one of the oldest cities in Australia, dating back to 1806, and when you tour this city, you’ll view the many historical Edwardian buildings still standing today that co-exists with modern architecture.

Let your senses take you on a journey through the Tamar River Valley, Tasmania's premium wine-growing region. Taste Tasmania’s fresh Atlantic Salmon and an array of delicious cheeses.

Take a visit to Bridestowe Lavender Estate and try their famous lavender ice-cream while you immerse yourself in the seemingly endless fields of lavender.

Keep an eye out for the chance to encounter some of Tasmania's unique wildlife. You might spot adorable wombats waddling around Cradle Mountain or witness the fierce yet fascinating Tasmanian devils in action. Take the opportunity to experience a unique Tassie highlight – observe charming little fairy penguins returning to their nests along the east coastline.

Whether you want to spend a week cruising from Launceston to Hobart or take a day trip to one of the world's top 10 beaches - explore a variety of Launceston tours with AAT Kings. Tours range from one-day trips to a full Tasmania experience of up to 12 days.

Launceston Tours FAQ

To fully explore the breathtaking beauty and rich history of Launceston and its surrounding areas, we recommend spending at least two to three days here. This will allow you to discover the local wildlife and take in the natural wonders that make Tasmania's East Coast a world heritage treasure.

Absolutely! Our Tasmania tours offer the perfect opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, all in a single day. You'll be treated to breathtaking views of this world-renowned national park, and we'll make sure you have time to explore its stunning scenery and hike a few of its trails. Our knowledgeable guides will ensure you don't miss any of the highlights and attractions, making it an adventure you won't forget.

Spending a day in Launceston is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in Tasmania's history, natural beauty and local culture. Here's a sample itinerary to help you make the most of your visit:

1. Start your day with a visit to Cataract Gorge, a stunning natural area right in the heart of Launceston. Take a scenic walk, ride the chairlift and admire the breathtaking views.
2. Late morning is a great time of day to explore the Tamar Valley, known for its vineyards and wineries. Enjoy wine tastings and savour a delicious lunch at a local winery.
3. Head to the East Coast, where you can visit the iconic Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park. Our Tasmania Guided Holidays make it easy to reach this world-famous bay, with time for activities such as hiking or simply taking in the spectacular scenery.
4. Dine in Launceston, with its array of locally produced culinary delights from leatherwood honey to truffles, gourmet cheeses and Pacific Oysters or explore the charming town of Richmond, known for its history and quaint atmosphere.

From Launceston to Bruny Island and everywhere in between, travel Tassie from top to bottom with AAT Kings - we'll help create an unforgettable adventure that will linger in your memory for a lifetime.

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