Launceston, the third oldest city in all of Australia, is a major city in northern Tasmania. With loads of things to do and some of the most awesome scenery, Launceston, Tasmania, is a great place to visit.

There is so much gorgeous landscape around this region. Nearby Cataract Gorge is one place you must visit, with outstanding splendour. Located on the South Esk River bank, this nature reserve has several worthwhile walking tracks. The gorge is lit up after dark making it an absolutely breathtaking site.

For those who like to visit beautifully nurtured parks and gardens, you won’t be disappointed. There are numerous wonderful parks, including Prince’s Square, Royal Park, Punchbowl Reserve, Trevallyn Recreation Area, Windmill Reserve and City Park, Launceston. You will love the architecturally designed Georgian style buildings and the gorgeous fountains.

The Launceston Car Museum and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery are also worth visiting. For a different outing, a day trip to the local wineries is a relaxing option.

There is plenty of accommodation in Launceston, including cosy retreats, Bed and Breakfasts, resorts, holiday apartments, hotels, motels and tourist and caravan parks. Camping is a popular choice in many areas, however if you plan on camping in any of the wilderness areas like Cradle Mountain, make sure you have a good map and suitable provisions. The weather in Launceston can get cold, particularly overnight, so make sure you have warm clothes with you too.

With so much to see and do, great accommodation and friendly people, you may never want to leave Launceston, Australia.