From Launceston explore the East Tamar and across to West Tamar.

Take a chairlift ride at Cataract Gorge, segway through the forest or zipline through a forest canopy, sip wine on beanbags and devour paddock-to-plate goodness at local vineyards and, if you can muster the courage, take a ghost tour. And yes, the local produce is out of this world.

Cataract Gorge

Home to the world's longest single span chairlift, the Cataract Gorge also offers visitors numerous walking tacks, a swimming pool, a restaurant, cafe, a suspension bridge and panoramic lookouts to experience.

Tamar Valley Wine Route

Home to some of the worlds best cool climate wines. Follow the yellow and blue signs to discover more than thirty cellar doors spread over 170km around the Tamar Valley.

J Boag and Son Brewery

Book in for a tour of James Boag’s Brewery and find out why Tasmanian northerners are so loyal to James Boags.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Located a 50-minute drive North East of Launceston, Bridestowe Estate is the largest lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere. The Estate is open all year round however the best time to visit is in December and January when the lavender is in full bloom.

Penny Royal Adventures

The Penny Royal offers a rich experience steeped in convict history dating back to Van Diemen's Land in 1825.

Launceston Harvest Market

Operating from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, at 71 Cimitiere Street, this authentic farmers’ market has established itself as a signature weekly event where the community gathers to shop, share a coffee and feast on a diverse array of local offerings, dictated only by the colour palette of Tasmania’s four distinct seasons. 

Launceston City Park

Located in the heart of Launceston, featuring magnificent mature shrubs, trees and flowers, a Japanese macaque monkey enclosure, the historic Albert Hall, City Park train, a children’s playground and much more!

Hollybank Adventures

Only 20 minutes north-east of Launceston CBD located within Hollybank Forest Reserve. Enjoy Ziplines, Segway Tours, Tree Ropes and Mountain Biking!

Tamar Island Wetlands

A unique urban wetlands reserve just a ten-minute drive from Launceston.

Seahorse World

Less than a one-hour drive from Launceston you will find Seahorse World at Beauty Point, in the scenic Tamar Valley. Take the 45-minute tour and discover all there is to know about these fascinating little guys. Not only that but you will also be able to hold one in the palm of your hand! Oh and cameras are allowed.

Mountain Biking

Brace yourself for world-class trails and epic adventures

Barnbougle Dunes

Barnbougle Dunes is a links golf course with breathtaking views near Bridport

Ben Lomond National Park

Ben Lomond offers a full range of snow experiences, whether its skiing or snow boarding, tobogganing or even just seeing the snow the mountain has all you need.

Grindelwald Swiss Village

The Swiss-themed Tamar Valley Resort at Grindelwald includes a range of activities from shopping, day spa, chocolate cafe, 18-hole mini-golf course, ten-hole public golf course, paddle boat hire and canoeing on the lake, and even world's longest bouncing pillow available for children. 

Mole Creek Caves

40 minutes' drive west of Deloraine. There are two caves open to the public with tours operating every day of the year excluding Christmas day.

Trowunna Wildlife Park

The Sanctuary is within easy reach of both the world famous Cradle Mountain and Mole Creek caves and is an essential inclusion as part of a fantastic day trip.

Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre

View displays showcasing the Mine Rescue of Brant Webb and Todd Russell, chat with locals, experience the excitement and realities of the elusive hunt for gold.

Kooparoona Niara Tours

Experience a deep connection to ancient lands, Tasmanian Aboriginal culture, and traditions with Kooparoona niara Cultural Tours.

Personally guided tours are available to culturally significant sites across Launceston and the kooparoona niara region. Learn about traditions, taste native bush tucker and gain a deeper understanding as trawlwoolway man, Greg brings the landscape to life through his stories and personal connection.

Australia Pacific Airports (Launceston) acknowledges the First Nations people and Traditional Owners of Tasmania including the Land that Launceston Airport operates on. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all other First Nations People.