Oct
12
2016

Launceston is one of the most beautiful places worth discovering in northern Tasmania. This gorgeous riverside city is full of charm and history. Immerse yourself in Launceston and surrounds and tick these four activities off your adventure list.

All you need to do is hire a car from Launceston Airport and check out these highlights.

The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
This museum features over 100 years’ of stylish automobiles. Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Jaguar are some of the big brands you’ll get to admire. The upper level of the museum is home to many motorcycles. It’s a must-visit for rev-heads who are keen to learn about history and the technological advances over time. There’s also a chance to take home some memorabilia.

Tamar Valley wineries
The Tamar Valley stretches from the rolling hills surrounding Launceston to the beautiful beaches of the Bass Strait. The valley is home to forests, vineyards and orchards, which makes it the perfect destination to relax and sample fine wine. You’ll find award-winning wineries throughout the valley. At the heart of the region is the Tamar Valley Wine Route, which is the oldest wine region in Tasmania. You’ll find winery after winery, all noted for Chardonnay, Pinor Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Riesling.

Launceston Tramway Museum
Step back in time by taking part in a 1940s tram ride at the Launceston Tramway Museum. Live part of the state’s history as you travel along the Inveresk precinct rail track past beautiful forests and valleys. It took seven years to restore Launceston’s only surviving double bogie tram. While here, you can also explore the museum’s large, modern display gallery.

Cataract Gorge
Locals call it “The Gorge” and it’s just minutes from the city centre. Travel a pathway along the cliff face, which looks down onto the South Esk River. It was originally built in the 1890s. There’s also a swimming pool and open area on the southern side of the First Basin. You’ll also discover hiking trails, gardens and wildlife, cafes and the gorge’s famous chairlift.

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BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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