3 Days

Launceston and North

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Cataract Gorge / Credit:   Jarrad Seng

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  • Launceston and East Tamar Valley
    Distance and drive time: 130 km - 2 hr 10 min

  • Take a walking tour of historic Launceston, Australia’s third oldest city

  • Head to Relbia by car and visit Josef Chromy Wines, famous for Tasmanian sparkling, pinot noir and chardonnay

  • Visit the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre and Reserve and take a short walk from the interpretation centre

  • See the picturesque Tamar Valley from the top of Brady’s Lookout State Reserve

  • Take a drive through the Tamar Valley past vineyards, orchards, dairies, salmon farms, truffle woods and olive groves and stop into any one of the tasting centres or cellar doors for a chat with the locals

  • If there’s still time, visit Seahorse World and see platypuses and echidnas at nearby Platypus House, Beauty Point

  • The brave of heart might take a Launceston City Ghost Tour in the evening

  • Overnight Launceston

Bridestowe Lavender Estate / Credit:   Luke Tscharke

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  • Launceston and Tamar Valley
    Distance and drive time: 173 km - 2 hr 30 min

  • Go to the Harvest Market and pick up fresh local produce (every Saturday)

  • Visit the Hollybank Treetops Adventure and experience a zipline or Segway tour

  • Try lavender chocolate at the Bridestowe Lavender Estate

  • Drop into a Pipers River winery for more cool climate and sparkling wine tastings

  • From George Town, join the Low Head Penguin Tours before driving back to Launceston (45 mins)

  • Overnight Launceston

QVMAG at Inveresk / Credit:   Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett

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