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Best things to do in Launceston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Scenic Viewpoint
“Very handy walk from the flat. Zig-zag track for more of a challenge or the far-side of the bridge for an easier stroll. Great place for a swim in a chlorinated pool or the natural basin.”
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Museum
“Great Australian history! Has some interesting information regarding everybody's favourite .... the Tasmanian Tiger, including video footage! Loads of information about our Aboriginal past and plenty for the children to get involved in! Free entry with a great cafe offering tasty food. The staff are friendly and approachable. The Planetarium is well worth the price of a ticket! You wont be sorry you made the effort to visit : )”
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Restaurant
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“Located right on the Tamar River this Launceston iconic restaurant serves up the absolute best of Tasmanian produce. Visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner, a pre-dinner drink or perhaps afternoon tea. Stillwater is a must.”
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Beer Bar
“Beers from all around the world. On tap, in bottles or cans. Wine, cocktails and the yummiest bar food going around.”
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Park
“A larger park with old Northern Hemisphere trees and a conservatory. There is also an enclosure here with Japanese Macaques.”
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Corner Shop
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“If you're driving through Launceston, best to do your grocery shopping here as the selection is better than Scottsdale”
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General Entertainment
“Great place for a young family to visit! Cliff walking over a variety of rope bridges suspended above the Penny Royal, zip line, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, remote controlled boats and more! There's also an ice creamery cafe, tavern, restaurant and a wine bar! ”
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Restaurant
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“Delicious steak but at the higher end of the price scale. Black Cow is a warm intimate restaurant suited to couples and groups. Excellent customer service.”
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Bistro
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“Contemporary dining room with outdoor tables overlooking a marina, serving modern Australian dishes.”
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Bus Station
“ Shuttle to Launceston Airport departs here, as well as buses to Hobart as well as North West Tasmania.”
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Point of Interest
“A must see in Launceston, good walks, plenty to see, great swimming in summer and our famous chair lift”
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Art Gallery
“Built in 1891 at Royal Park on Wellington St, stands Australia's largest regional Museum. Now a dedicated art gallery, housing some great collections, including, the colonial artworks of John Glover. There's a great display of Aboriginal artwork and a Chinese/Tasmanian display offering insights into the Chinese influence in Tasmania. The staff are well informed and friendly. Expect to spend some quality time here! Preferable to the Hobart Museum : ) ”
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Motel
“For those rainy or chill out days when you feel like vegging out and catching a flick. ”
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Other Great Outdoors
“Difficult one to categorise! The zip-line ride through the treetops is definite entertainment, along with the tree ropes course and segway tours. However, the nature and parkland in the surrounding area is relaxing and inspiring. Your children will love it and so will you! Check out the 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor if you're still not convinced : ) ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“The local supermarket stop for a comprehensive shop of regular groceries. Carpark adjacent.”
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Route
“The Launceston Seaport features several restaurants, cafe, ice cream shops and bars. You can walk to it from Cheriton by heading through the lovely Royal Park and along a riverside boardwalk. A great stroll any time of the day.”
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