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Things To Do In Launceston

Launceston has a relaxed feel and is compact in size with nothing too far away. It’s the third oldest city in the country and the second largest in Tasmania, meaning it has plenty of attractions and things to do for visitors. This makes it an ideal city to explore by foot or on a bike.

Centrally located, it is the perfect city to base yourself in while you explore the beautiful state of Tasmania. Everything you need to have an amazing family experience is right on Launceston’s doorstep; from the magnificent natural attractions including the spectacular Cataract Gorge Reserve, which is Tasmania’s top tourist attraction, to the QVMAG, Australia’s largest regional Museum and Art Gallery, and the nearby Tamar Valley – there are so many things to do in Launceston that are close and easy to access!

Many Kids Activities To See In Launceston

The magnificent Cataract Gorge Reserve is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s longest chairlift, with free roaming peacocks showing off their beautiful feathers and a playground and many grassy areas making for an awesome picnic. The leafy City Park, in the centre of town, has resident Japanese Macaques and everyone’s favourite train ride.

The kids are well catered for in Launceston with a state of the art aquatic centre, amazing play centres, mini golf, laser tag, trampoline park, farm visits and much more providing plenty of things to do in the state. You are sure to be able to keep them entertained and enjoying their visit. 

The Penny Royal Adventures is a great day out for everyone in the family, with Dark rides, gold fossicking, cliff activities and more. There is sure to be something for the daredevils and the ones that like things a little less scary and closer to the ground. The Adventures site is like two theme parks in one based in a colonial setting, making it one of the many great things to do in Launceston for kids.

The Queen Victoria Museum and Planetarium is certain to capture children’s attention with its wide range of attractions and sights. Riverbend Park is yet another thing to do in Launceston, with its unique tunnels and high-rising playground making it a hidden gem in the action-packed city. While we’re on the topic of lovely Launceston parks, be sure to go visit the pretty City Park and its collection of water fountains that will be certain to amaze the whole family.

Launceston has a great range of kids activities and things to do that it is sure to keep everyone happy and entertained. 

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