Launceston Afternoon Highlights Tour

activities / Sightseeing tours

Tour description provided by Viator

Sample the pleasures of Launceston on this afternoon half-day tour. Follow the tranquil yet spectacular Tamar River amongst vineyards, bird havens, elegant country houses, fruit orchards and fishing villages - all set against the rolling hills of the Australian bush.

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Launceston hotel to explore the historic village of Evandale, host to the internationally renowned Penny Farthing Bike Race. See some of Tasmania's best countryside and historic attractions, including a wonderful replica of the Grindelwald Swiss Village.

Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the highlights of Launceston
  • Victorian streetscapes and historical architecture
  • Follow the Tamar Valley North West of Launceston
  • Pass through Riverside with its charming historic houses
  • Tamar Island - an important habitat for waterbirds
  • Look for black and white swans and seabirds feeding on the wetlands
  • Panoramic views of the spectacular Tamar Valley
  • Picturesque Grindelwald Swiss Village - a charming Swiss replica
  • Lakeside Swiss Village - offering local craft, souvenirs and Swiss Chocolate (own expense)
  • Tour the spectacular Tamar Valley and take in a panoramic overview from Brady's Lookout
  • Beaconsfield - location of the mine collapse that occurred in 2006
  • Visit the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre
  • Interpretive, hands-on displays will engage, educate and remind you of how life used to be in the gold mine

What's included

  • Hotel pickup
  • Local guide
  • 3.5-hour tour by coach

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)