The vineyards come alive in April with vintage harvest taking place across the valley. It will then transform into a golden paradise.
While looking at the vines, why not taste a drop from years previous. With over 30 cellar doors to discover on the Tamar Valley Wine Route you will find a sparkling, pinot or chardonnay to take home! Plus the first vineyard is only a 20-minute drive from the Launceston CBD.Discover More
Go to the Island of Kings
Explore the magic of King Island. Home to the most adorable wildlife, breathtaking scenery and some of Tassie’s finest produce (cheese anyone?!).
With the announcement of the travel incentive scheme which provides $300 towards the cost of accommodation and tourism experiences on King Island for visits undertaken between May 1 and July 31 this year, it’s the perfect time to see what all the fuss is about!Discover More
Turning of the Fagus
Found on bucket lists across the globe, the Fagus turning is a must-do when visiting Tassie in late April/early May.
The plant that is only found in Tassie is generally a bushwalker's tripping hazard, except at this time of the year it morphs into an autumnal beacon that delights everyone.
The closest place to catch the action - Cradle Mountain. There will be Rangers to help show you the best spots to watch the show and a series of activities taking place. (image captured by Emilie Ristevski)Discover More
Meet the Animals
Get up close and personal with furry friends at Tasmania Zoo. Located only 15 minutes from the CBD you can encounter a Tassie devil, wombat, snake, meerkat, marmosets, capybaras, ring-tailed lemurs, red panda, caracal and cheetah.
If you are looking for a monkey of time, you can also catch the iconic mammals every day at City Park, right in the heart of the Launceston CBD.Discover More
Take in a different vantage point
If you want to see Northern Tassie from an entirely different perspective, take flight in a hot air balloon across the Western Tiers with Hot Air Balloon Tasmania or experience a joy flight to Clover Hill Vineyard with Unique Charters.Discover More
Shred the trails
We’re very lucky to have access to world class trails in close proximity. By close, you can literally jump off a plane and be on the flow within 50 minutes - thanks to the new George Town Trails.
Other epic adventures can be had at St Helens MTB, Wild Mersey MTB and the famous Blue Derby.Discover More
Breath Of Fresh Air Film Festival (BOFA)
BOFA is a ten day celebration of film in Launceston and the Tamar Valley. This year it will take place from Friday 29th April to Sunday 8th May.
Keep up to date with all the festivities via their website.Discover More
Wander the galleries
If the day is a little dreary, spend time wandering through the Queen Victoria Art Museum. There are two galleries filled with numerous exhibitions to explore.
Hot tip - if you like all things out of this universe, the Launceston Planetarium is a great place to learn about space and gaze at a room full of stars.Discover More
Indulge your taste buds
We’re pretty lucky in Northern Tassie to have an endless offering of mouthwatering food to choose from. After all, we are a designated UNESCO City of Gastronomy (and there are only 49 of us accredited with this honour across the globe!).
Some of our local favourites include:
Rupert and Hound
Local Hideout Cafe
Coffee for days
But wait... coffee first.
If you are in need of a decent brew, here are some of our recommendations when visiting Launceston.
Some of our local favourites include:
Amelia Coffee Co
Woah! There really are a lot of fun activities to do (and we’ve only touched the surface) this Autumn in Launceston and the surrounds.
If you’re interested in coming to see for yourself, head to your local airport and jump on a direct flight or you know, book first via one of our airline partners (Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar). See you soon!
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