Welcome to Launceston & Around
It’s hard to imagine a pocket-sized city more appealing than Launceston. 'Lonnie', as the locals call it, is certainly large enough for some urban buzz, but small enough for country congeniality to be the rule rather than the exception. The city effortlessly melds the historic with the contemporary, bolstered by vibrant arts and food scenes. Cloaked in bushland, the amazing Cataract Gorge brings the wilds into the heart of town. Those who want to travel a little further out have plenty of choices: the Tamar Valley Wine Route delivers world-class pinot noirs; historic pastoral estates such as Woolmers and Clarendon hit all the heritage high notes; and national parks at Narawntapu and Ben Lomond offer plenty of opportunities to get up close to unspoiled nature.