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Launceston - TAS RVFT


Launceston is located in the Tamar Valley 198 kilometres north of Hobart. The city is surrounded by many hills and ravines. The topography of the area is greatly influenced by its location at the junction of two rivers which meet to form the broad Tamar River. From here the river valley opens north to Bass Strait only 58 kilometres away. Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after the state capital Hobart however it is said to maintain a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The Tamar Valley was formed by volcanic and glacial forces over 10 million years ago. Settled in March 1806 Launceston is one of Australias oldest cities and is home to many historic buildings dating from the colonial to Georgian and Victorian eras. These have been fondly maintained housing restaurants cafs banks and boutiques. The town was so-called after its English namesake Launceston Cornwall.

Old Macs Farm and Fishery 55 Sandown Rd offers short and long term parking to visitors. Unpowered sites are available for those with self-contained vehicles only and will cost $10 per vehicle per night - stays are limited to 7 days. Please note Old Macs Farm is only available from 1st Oct - 31st May each year due to weather conditions.

Launceston offers something for everyone with the city of easily explored on foot. The boardwalk will take you along the modern seaport area with its many cafs and wine bars. Here you will also find the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. For those looking to explore further afoot the Tamar Valley wine route showcases quality Tasmanian cool climate wines. River cruises are also a popular way to explore the Tamar River and wetland area. Cataract Gorge Reserve is a unique natural formation only 15 minutes walk from the city centre. A meandering boardwalk follows the cliff face looking down onto the river. The Kings Bridge which spans the George was constructed in 1867. There are eateries located on both banks as well as manicured gardens where you can walk among peacocks and wallabies. The steep rugged cliffs attract rock climbers and other thrill seekers. However a chairlift enables all visitors to experience spectacular views.


TouristVisitor Information Centre

Launceston Travel & Information Centre 68-72 Cameron St Launceston

Ph 1800 651 827

www.destinationlaunceston.com.au

Casual Parking (near retail centre)

Forster St

Short & Long Term Parking

Old Macs Farm and Fishery 55 Sandown Rd Launceston Unpwr $10 PVPN 7 day limit SC vehicles only. (Site available from 1st Oct - 31st May due to weather conditions).

Dump Point

St Leonards Picnic Ground Station Rd and Inveresk Precinct Forster St

Potable Water

St Leonards Picnic Ground Station Rd and Inveresk Precinct Forster St

Hospital

274-280 Charles St Ph 03 6348 7111

Doctors Surgery

Newstead Medical Centre 165 Elphin Rd Newstead

Ph 03 6331 1088

Pharmacy

City Capital Chemist 27-29 Brisbane St Ph 03 6331 6235

Meadow Mews Pharmacy Shop 15 The Mews Shopping Centre Kings Meadow Ph 03 6344 6622

Dentist

Braeside Dental Surgery 52 York St Ph 03 6334 0788

Caledonian Dental 154-58 Invermay Rd Ph 03 6331 7959

Supermarket

Coles 102 Hobart Rd Kings Meadows Ph 03 6343 1200

Coles 198 Charles St Ph Ph 03 6334 5731

Woolworths 111 Hobart Rd Kings Meadows

Ph 03 6344 7111


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address

Cameron St
Launceston TAS 7250
-41.4373, 147.1388

important links

http://www.destinationlaunceston.com.au

phone/fax

1800 651 827

email

contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au