Launceston Holiday Rentals
Tasmania's second largest city holds many delights for visitors. Known for its interesting heritage, stunning natural beauty and pleasant riverfront location, Launceston makes a great destination for a refreshing break.
Launceston sits on the point where the North and South Esk rivers flow into the Tamar River, which then travels along the valley to Bass Strait. Riverfront paths and walkways offer visitors scenic views and lead to many interesting areas.Launceston Seaport is one of the hippest areas in town and is known for its waterfront restaurants, cafes and bars. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is another popular attraction and is one of the best regional museums in the country. Other popular sights close by include York Park, Boags Breweryand City Park.
Shops,cafes, restaurants and bars are dotted throughout downtown Launceston and offer plenty of opportunities for retail therapy and fine dining. Cultural venues such as the Princess Theatre host major performances, while the elegant Albert Hall attracts important conferences and events. Launceston's heritage is on display with buildings such as Customs House, Launceston Post Office and St Andrews Church just some of the heritage highlights.
West of the city centre, Cataract Gorge is one of Launceston's most popular attractions. Home to the largest single span chairlift in the world, the gorge is rugged and beautiful and conveniently close to a major city. Rock climbing, abseiling and white water rafting are popular activities for thrill seekers in the gorge. Pathways traverse the rocky cliffs and offer spectacular views over the river and surrounding landscapes.
Launceston is also close to the Tamar Valley, which is well known for its cool climate wineries and lush, green countryside. Tasmania's beautiful northern coastline is also within easy reach of Launceston and towns such as Devonport, Stanley and Burnie hold many delights for visitors and are well worth exploring.
Nearby Bridport is also situated on Tasmania's northern coastline and is best known for Barnbougle Dunes Golf Course. Consistently rated one of Australia's best golf courses, Barnbougle Dunes is a must for keen golfers, as it has one of the most spectacular layouts in the country.
Launceston Airport is serviced by flights from mainland capital cities by all the major carriers. Launceston is a two-hour drive north of Hobart via the Midland Highway.
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