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Launceston

Launceston is alive with colour, atmosphere and world class attractions which makes it the perfect base for families to spend their time. Cataract Gorge is an oasis in the city with its rugged beauty, walking trails and a chairlift. The old Penny Royal has been reopened and has so many family adventures to experience you will never want to leave.

Launceston
Launceston has a relaxed feel and is compact in size with nothing too far away. 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 our beautiful State. 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 – so many kids activities right in town! The magnificent Cataract Gorge Reserve, is home to the Southern Hemisphere’s longest chairlift, free roaming peacocks showing off their beautiful feathers, a playground and many grassy areas for an awesome picnic. The leafy City Park, in the centre of town, has resident Japanese Macaques and everyone’s favorite 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. 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 bit less scary and more close to the ground. Launceston has a great range of kids activities and things to do that it is sure to keep everyone happy and entertained.
Things to do in the area include:
  • Airtime 360

    If you thought jumping on a trampoline in the backyard was fun, Airtime360 will blow your mind.

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  • Stonesthrow Launceston

    Along with being the place to eat with the most picturesque views in Launceston, Stonesthrow also gives visitors a taste of the country with beautiful natural walks around the lake and bush, local farm produce and our own home made jams from our farm.

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  • Hogs Breath – Launceston

    Hog's Breath Cafe provides quality food and beverage in a casual environment with an over-riding friendly, party atmosphere.

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  • Hollybank Treetops Adventure

    A unique and exhilarating adventure into the treetop world with ziplining through the canopy's with outlook of the forest.

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  • Penny Royal Adventure Park

    A rich experience steeped in convict history. Board the Dark Ride, Brigg Tamar, cliff walk, zipline or mine for gold.

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  • Launceston Entertainment & Adventure Planet

    Adventure Planet in Launceston's is latest and greatest space themed playground for toddlers through to 10 years olds.

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  • Country Club Tasmania

    Country Club Tasmania is nestled amongst 300 acres of parkland, lakes and rolling paddocks yet only minutes from Launceston CBD.

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  • PR Adventure Pty Ltd

    Families will also enjoy the gold panning, gemstone fossicking, barefoot sensation, remote controlled boats and the Dark Ride adventures.

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  • YMCA of Launceston

    The YMCA is a community based charity that delivers programs and services to help build strong people, strong families and strong communities from over 500 YMCA centres across Australia.

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  • Laserforce Launceston

    A live action laser game where players battle it out in our impressive two story arena

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