Launceston is one of the most popular cities in Tasmania to visit. It’s known for the beautiful Cataract Gorge where you will find hiking trails and views for days, as well as world-class museums, art galleries and vineyards.

On our trip to Launceston, we relied on the kindness of locals to share their favourite attractions in Launceston. I also find that the best way to discover a new area is via tips from the locals.

Things To Do In Launceston, Tasmania

Without further ado, here are the places and attractions to visit in Launceston as suggested by the locals…

Visit The Cataract Gorge Reserve First Basin

Nestled in West Launceston, Cataract Gorge is a city park and natural wonder that boasts breathtaking views, tranquil walking trails, and the world’s longest a single-span chairlift that offers incredible views of the gorge.

Check Out The Tamar Island Wetlands Walk

There is an abundance of bird life swooping amongst the reeds towering above your head; perched on the wooden bridges, flying off one by one as you approach; and playing in the rivers.

Visit the Josef Chromy Vineyard

The restaurant menu is intended to showcase the local Tasmanian produce. Our risotto with squid ink and salmon fish cakes washed down with a smooth pinot noir did just that.

Take a Day Trip to Evandale

Evandale is a National Trust classified Georgian village. It’s unspoiled heritage buildings make it a popular place for tourists.

Have Cream Teas at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Cafe

The stone and timber café overlooks lush green lawns running down to a lake filled with water lilies. The garden features native trees and a herb garden overlooking the raspberry canes in the distance.

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