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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Scenic Viewpoint
“The main entrance leads to Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge, a recreation hub to swim, walk, run, dine, enjoy nature and simply relax. From the First Basin, the network of walking and hiking trails take visitors through the gardens, wilderness and to panoramic lookouts. The inclinator provides access to the restaurant/cafe, shop, kiosk, First Basin lawns, swimming pools, toilets and shower facilities. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance for the Gorge Scenic Chairlift. Car park on site.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Museum
“Exhibits on area history, science & more Exhibits on many topics, including Tasmanian history, plus a hands-on science centre & planetarium.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Busy Waterfront cafe/restaurant in a renovated 1830's mill. With an all day menu focusing on Tasmanian produce. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Beers from all around the world. On tap, in bottles or cans. Wine, cocktails and the yummiest bar food going around.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Located 45mins drive North of Launceston at picturesque Beauty Point. A unique tour experience through a fascinating aquarium, featuring more species seahorse and their relative than anywhere else in the world.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Established park with a monkey enclosure Long-standing park with grassy lawns & gardens, plus a Macaque monkey enclosure & kids' playground.”
  • 34 locals recommend
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”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local Australian cuisine, steakhouse. Dishes are designed around fresh local produces and served in a warm bistro style atmosphere alongside premium Tasmanian wines. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bistro
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“One of Launceston's best restaurants highly recommend and located at Seaport. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“A really cool place for sightseeing and learning. Penny Royal has an abundance of cool activities for families that teach about the history of Tasmania. There are also nice places for food and drinks. The Halloween costume competition is super fun even if you're not a kid anymore. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bus Station
“ Shuttle to Launceston Airport departs here, as well as buses to Hobart as well as North West Tasmania.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Adrenaline packed adventures awaits you in Hollybank forest, only 20mins drive from Launceston. Fly through the tree top on the zipline.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A must see in Launceston, good walks, plenty to see, great swimming in summer and our famous chair lift”
  • 15 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Nestled on the water of the beautifle Tamar Valley, Platypus House offers once in a lifetime opportunity to watch live Tasmaniam Platypuses and echidnas, be amazed by these unique animals in daylight. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“tasmanianartsguide.com.au . Our Original Museum on Wellington Street. QVMAG at Inveresk is our Modern Museum and is within the Victorian Tram Sheds, now becoming our new University of Tasmania. Both are worth visiting and are within our City Limits, walking distance from each other along our City River, the Esk tributary. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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.”
  • 17 locals recommend