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:
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tramway Museum Launceston

    Live part of Tasmania's tramway past by taking a 1940's tram ride at the Launceston Tramway Museum.

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  • National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

    Come and experience the history, elegance and style of one of Australia's most significant motoring collections.

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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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  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate

    Picturesque plantation offering tours of lavender fields, a charming cafe & souvenir shop.

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  • Olde Tudor Inn

    Perfect when seeking "Launceston Accommodation"

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  • Tamar River Cruises

    Tamar River Cruises has a range of cruises exploring Launceston's Cataract Gorge, Tamar River and Tamar Valley.

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