March 04, 2024

Easter in Launceston

As the season of hot cross buns and chocolate eggs approaches, it's an ideal time to arrange your travels and catch up with the Easter Bunny! With schools on break and the Tasmanian sun still beaming, there's no better time to consider a visit to our state. Seeking ideas on where to explore? Check out our top recommendations for a joyous and family-oriented Easter adventure.

Riverbend Park

Just a brief stroll along the boardwalk, you'll find Riverbend Park. Packed with slides and Sky Walk adventures to captivate the little ones for hours, all you need to do is relax, bask in the sun, and enjoy the scenic Seaport views. If the kids have worked up an appetite, fret not! There are numerous nearby spots to satisfy even the choosiest eaters – from hot chips at Grain of the Silo to delightful treats at Cube Coffee. Alternatively, consider whipping up your own BBQ feast right at the park!

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Riverbend Park

Launceston Cataract Gorge

Trust us - the Cataract Gorge is a must-do on your Launnie bucket list!

With its iconic views and breathtaking surroundings, it's an ideal destination for a family day out. Take your venture to new heights and enjoy a ride across the basin on the renowned Gorge Scenic Chairlift. Afterwards, settle down on the bank with a picnic rug and snacks from the local cafe while the kids roam the playground.

Travel Tip - Make sure to cross the swinging bridge for awe-inspiring views!

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Cataract Gorge

Fancy an Easter treat?

You know Easter is on its way when hot cross buns hit the shelves.

Luckily for us, many locally-owned bakeries span our city streets, offering freshly baked buns every day.

Whether you prefer your bun fresh, toasted, or filled with delectable Biscoff, there's a hot cross bun to suit your taste.

Travel Tip - We suggest trying Bread and Butter hot cross buns! 

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Bread and Butter

Treetops Adventure Hollybank

Elevate your Tasmanian travels with Treetops Adventure at Hollybank. Located just a short drive from Launceston, this adventurous playground is an ideal spot to challenge your abilities and dare to take on top-tier traverses. Glide through the blue gums on the zipline tour or tackle one of the numerous ropes courses. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, or rather on pedals, be sure to explore the world-class mountain biking trails!

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Hollybank Treetop adventures

Chocolates galore!

It wouldn’t be Easter if the weekend didn’t involve some chocolates! Indulge your taste buds with a delectable treat from Coal River Farm. Whether you want to order a box to take home or unwind in the cafe and start sampling, the toughest decision you'll face is choosing which flavour to try first!

Travel tip - Their Belgian hot chocolates are guaranteed not to disappoint! Creamy, smooth and utterly delicious!

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Coal River Farm

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