Escape to ‘Lonnie’ Tasmania’s stunning second city. Situated ‘up north’ from Hobart, Launceston is an artistic escape, filled with delightful architecture, cute galleries and a gastronomic scene producing some of the most exciting dishes in Australia.
Discover a whole different side to Tasmania as you head to the north for a few days of immersion in Launceston, the second city. Now, as with any big city close to another, there is a fierce, but friendly rivalry with its sister city Hobart. Each competes with the other on their arts, gastronomy and architectural might, and to be fair, it is hard to pick a winner. But what is completely different in the north of Tasmania, is the astounding wilderness.
We have designed this trip so that you get ample time in the city, enjoying its boutiques, its chic little galleries and its wide array of magnificent restaurants. You can spend your days admiring the wide streets and leafy boroughs, chilling and filling your soul full of other people's incredible craftsmanship. But not every day. We have a few adventures lined up for you.
The wilderness surrounding Launceston is well worth exploring and we have set up two activities for you to delve deep and really soak in this natural paradise. You will head out to the Bay of Fires, arguably the most beautiful seascape on the whole island, and enjoy some of the greatest local produce on the way. The next day we will take you out to Cradle Mountain, a magnificent peak surrounded by thick Tasmanian forest, filled with wombats and wallabies. Again, because of the sheer wealth of great food on the island, you will be sampling some of the local delicacies as you pass through some of the local towns.
Relax in our luxurious hotel where the discreet, but immersive service is complimented perfectly by the comfort and design touches to make for a delightful getaway.
This full-day tour gets you out of the city and into the wonderful wilderness that surrounds it. It includes several gastronomic stops as well as time to explore the Bay of Fires itself.
Another full-day tour that takes you to a completely different side of the Tasmanian backcountry. Surrounded by a glorious National Park, Cradle Mountain can be discovered by a multitude of different paths, winding through the ancient forest.
The best way to start the day! Enjoy daily complimentary breakfasts for 2 adults per room.
You'll find tastefully designed rooms, having ample living and sleeping space in all of our preferred hotels in Launceston. Deep comfort and incredible service are the two pillars of quality when staying in here.
While there are many reasons to head to Tasmania, there are two really strong ones, the food and the scenery. On this tour, we have ensured that you get a heady mix of both, all sandwiched in between time in the beautiful streets of Launceston.
On the nature front, you will be visiting the spectacular Bay of Fires, so named for the number of aboriginal fires that lined it when explorers from the mainland first came to it. Pristine blue waters lap against white sands and gigantic granite boulders covered in bright orange lichens. On the way here, you will pass through rolling, fertile farmlands and temperate rainforests. You will also visit the lands surrounding the peaks of Cradle Mountain. Here you can walk through the deep forest to visit glacial lakes, towering waterfalls and soak in the sheer wonder of this World Heritage listed National Park.
On the food front, we have arranged a great number of delicious treats. You will experience local cheese tastings in Pyengana and Ashgrove Cheese Farm. You will shuck fresh oysters straight from the sea and taste the finest fresh fruit and ice cream from Eureka’s Fruit Farm. And this is just the stuff outside of Launceston. You can explore the restaurants, tasting rooms and multitude of coffee houses in the city all competing to produce the finest, most delicate flavours on the island.
Your trip is all based in the lovely city of Launceston in the north of Tasmania. Simply fly into the airport there and take a short 15-minute transfer to your hotel in the heart of the city. From your base in Launceston, you will head out to explore the great wilds of this wonderful island.
Stay in 4 star luxury right in the historic heart of Launceston. A hotel with a personal touch, the luxurious surroundings are equally matched by the attentiveness of the wonderful staff.
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