Launceston City Highlights Tour

Morning or afternoon 3 hour tours to show you the hightlights of Launceston City. Our Launceston City Highlights Tour leaves twice daily to suit your time in Launceston.

Launceston City
Highlights Tour

Launceston City Highlights Tour Tasmania

Explore Launceston – one of
Tasmania’s most historic Cities.,

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Launceston City Sightseeing Tour

See all the Best Sights in 3 hours
Launceston City Highlights Tour

Much of Northeast Tasmania is drained by the North Esk and the South Esk Rivers.  These join at the head of the Tamar Estuary, right in the heart of Launceston.

First settled in 1806 by  Lieut. Col William Paterson, Launceston quickly became the centre of a large pastoral and farming industry. Paterson named the city after Launceston, Cornwall in England, the home town of the then Governor of New South Wales.

Many of the buildings  downtown have been beautifully preserved and restored – Launceston has some the best examples of Victorian Architecture in Australia.

The city has a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons.  It can be very foggy in June July and August, and the months of September through to April are the best to visit.

Launceston City Sightseeing  |  Launceston City Highlights Tour

Cataract Gorge is a short distance from the City Centre, and is home to many species of local plants and animals. It has been carved through solid rock by the South Esk River.

Launceston City Highlights Tour Tasmania Cataract Gorge Suspension Bridge

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is not only a fine example of victorian Architecture, it also houses some wonderful exhibits and art exhibitions.

Launceston City Highlights Tour Tasmania Queen Victoria Museum

Another good example of Victorian Architecture is the General Post Office, completed in the 1880’s. Launceston’s passion for gardens is reflected in City Park, home of the John Hart Plant Conservatory and a very interesting Japanese Macaque Monkey enclosure.

James Boag established his brewery in Launceston in 1883 and has continually brewed its fine beers since. Boags is known as one of Australia’s premium beers.

Launceston City Highlights Tour Tasmania Boags Brewery

What is Included  |  Launceston City Highlights Tour

Visit the main Launceston sights in 3 hours  |  Hotel Pickup  | English Speaking Guide  |  City of Launceston Downtown  |  Cataract Gorge  |  Boags Brewery  |  Launceston Post Office  | Albert Hall  |  Queen Victoria museum and Art Gallery  |  City Park

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More Information: > City of Launceton – Wikipedia