Launceston, TAS

Launceston, TAS

Your Game Plan in Launceston and the North

If you’re going to follow the footy down south, you’d be mad not to make an epic time of it in Launceston and the North. Head straight to Blue Derby to experience some of the best mountain bike trails you’re ever likely to ride. Keep in motion and tee-off at Barnbougle and then finish with a history lesson dating back to 1881 on a Boag’s Brewery Tour. There’s plenty more to be sliced and diced to create your ultimate Tassie getaway.

Here are a few of our off-the-field tips to lend a hand – 3 day7 day or go the extra bounce and stay on for 14 days.

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See & Do

Lets Do Lunch

Josef Chromy Wines

Daily at 12pm

2 course lunch with matching wine

Cellar door tasting

Add from $105 Per person

Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary

devils@cradle

Day Tours - hourly

Night Feeding Tour daily at 5:30pm

Add from $18 Per person

Cradle Mountain Day Tour

Grayline
  • Cradle Mountain
  • Full Day
  • Enchanted Forest Walk
  • Dove Lake
Add from $168 Per person

Discovery Cruise

Tamar River Cruises
  • 2.5 hour cruise
  • Morning tea
  • Wine & Beer Tasting
  • Fruit Platter

 

Add from $89 Per person

Bay Of Fires Tour

Grayline
  • Full Day
  • Lavender Farm
  • Fingal Valley
  • Oyster Tasting

 

Add from $130 Per person

Cataract Gorge Cruise

Tamar River Cruises
  • 1 hour Cruise
  • Cataract Gorge
  • Kings Wharf
Add from $29 Per person

Go Behind the Label

Josef Chromy Wines

Guided tour

Wine tasting

2 course lunch with matching wines

Add from $132 Per person

Fly Fishing

Josef Chromy Wines

4 hours

fly fishing gear

2 course lunch with matching wine

Add from $500 Per person

What's On

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival

13 - 15 July 2018

Willie Smith's Apple Shed is the hottest hut in the Huon Valley: craft ciders, artisan cheeses, and plenty of space to sit, chat, roll in the hay, etc. They've partnered up with other like-minded locals to throw a mini midwinter festival to celebrate the region's apple-pickin' history.

At its core is a focus on wassailing: the ages-old tradition of scaring nasties out of cider apple trees, from orchard to orchard, in order to bring on a stellar autumn yield. Now, things may seem a little strange at first: kings, queens, processions, giving gifts to the trees, shouting, banging, fire, candlelight, and so forth, but what else would you expect? And if none of that bobs your Geeveston fanny, that's okay too - there'll be cider, entertainment and feast-worthy food in abundance.

Dark Mofo

15 - 24 June 2018

Dark Mofo, Mona's winter festival, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions,darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal.

Dark Mofo runs June 15-24 across Hobart, on the wild island state of Tasmania, with major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a public art playground at Dark Park, international musicians and artists performing around the city, at the historic Odeon Theatre, and home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Federation Concert Hall. 

It is a heady fortnight of festivities, and highlights for travellers often include the annual City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast on Hobart's waterside docks, the ogoh-ogoh parade and burning on the solstice night, and the annual Nude Solstice Swim, where hundreds of brave souls plunge into the River Derwent at sunrise to welcome back the return of the light after the longest night.

Mona's midwinter festival Dark Mofo is an annual pilgrimage south celebrating the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.

Harvest Launceston Farmers Market

Weekly

Every Saturday morning in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market brightens a quiet inner city car park and brings the farm gate to you. Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on baskets brimming with Tasmania's freshest seasonal produce, artificial hormone-free meat, organic dairy, artisan bread and pastries, bright summer berries or blushing autumn apples.

Savour a locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders and home-made preserves for the journey home.

Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from 8.30am until 12.30pm at 71 Cimitiere Street (car park opposite Albert Hall), Launceston.