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Driving Times to Launceston  |  Map of Launceston

For those of you flying in, the Launceston Airport is about 20 minutes from the Central Business District. The Spirit of Tasmania Ferry arrives into Devonport, about a one hour drive from Launceston.

Hobart is 2 hours drive down the Heritage Highway through the Midlands. Freycinet is 2 hours drive up the Fingal Valley and south through Bicheno,

Cradle Mountain is about 2.5 hours drive from Launceston, and Launceston to Strahan is about 5 hours drive via Cradle Mountain.

Map of Launceston Tasmania Cataract Groge

Cataract Gorge  |  Map of Launceston
It is unusual to have a significant natural feature like Cataract Gorge so near the centre of a major city. It is only a 15 minute walk from the Brisbane Mall in the centre of Launceston to the entrance of Cataract Gorge.  Hotels in Launceston

The Gorge provides some excellent walks and nature trails among bushland and wildlife. The single span chairlift in the First Basin is said to be the longest in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Gorge Restaurant in the Cliff Grounds Reserve at the First Basin has a good menu and it makes a good half day walk including a lunch stop. Get my directions on how to take my Cataract Gorge walk below.

More Information:   Cataract Gorge Launceston Walking Tour

Map of Launceston Tasmania Launceston Town Hall

History and Architecture  |  Map of Launceston
Launceston was settled by Europeans in 1806 and quickly became the hub for agricultural development in the north of Tasmania.

Much of the Victorian and Georgian architecture of the late 1800s and early 1900s has been preserved and incorporated into downtown buildings. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is excellent and well worth a visit, both for the architecture of the building and for the exhibits.

Map of Launceston Tasmania Cradle Mountain Day Tour from Launceston

Day Tour to Cradle Mountain  |  Map of Launceston
If you do not have time to stay overnight at Cradle Mountain, take the excellent day tour from Launceston.

It will pick up at your hotel and drop you off back there after a day in the countryside and wilderness areas of Northern Tasmania. It includes a visit to Sheffield to view the murals, and a chance to take the short walks at Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake.

Information and Bookings:  Cradle Mountain National Park Day Tour from Launceston

Map of Launceston Tasmania Brickendon Estate

Historic Houses Outside Launceston  |  Map of Launceston
Launceston is a good base from which to explore the rural north. Drive to south Evandale and visit Clarendon House, one of the best preserved historic homes of the area.

Then cut across to Longford and on to the townships of Hagley and Westbury. Brickendon Estate at Longford is worth a visit to see how farming was carried out in the mid 1800s.

Map of Launceston Tasmania Apartments at York Mansions

Hotels in Launceston  |  Map of Launceston
For an apartment stay in downtown Launceston it is hard to beat the Apartments at York Mansions.

To stay at the entrance to Cataract Gorge, compare prices at the Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments and book online to be sure of a reservation.


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MONA DAY TOURS

Experience Hobart’s not-to-be-missed star attraction Mona, the Museum of Old and New Art & a wine tour.

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TASMANIAN DEVIL DAY TRIPS

Head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary where you can come face to face with the iconic endangered Tasmanian devil.

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CRADLE MOUNTAIN DAY TRIP

A must do while in Tasmania is to experience the magnificent splendour that is Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair National Park.

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