Welcome to Launceston
Tasmania’s second city has forever been locked in rivalry with big-smoke Hobart to the south. Launcestonians argue that their architecture is more elegant, their parks more beautiful, their surrounding hills more verdant and their food scene zestier. And on many of these points it’s hard to argue. This is a city where art and design are highly valued, the locals embrace the outdoors and food and coffee culture thrives. There are a couple of big new hotels being built, the University of Tasmania is doing good things here, and it's an easy and endearing base for those exploring the Tamar Valley or other parts of the north. Nice one, 'Lonnie'.