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Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Launceston

Love food, art, design and adventure? Then you’ll love Launceston. Surrounded by rolling hills and some of the world’s best cool-climate wine country, this historic river city located at the head of the Tamar Valley in north-east Tasmania has all you need for the perfect getaway.

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Places to stay

You don’t have to travel far from the city of Launceston to visit vineyards, lavender fields, historic estates, nature reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and mountain biking towns. If you’re travelling for business, stay central at Sebel, Mantra or Grand Chancellor hotel. If you’re here to relax let your accommodation be part of the experience at a boutique heritage house or converted grain silo hotel. The kids will love Leisure Inn Penny Royal with abseiling and a pirate ship all part of the fun.

Take a drive to World Heritage-listed Brickendon and Woolmers Estates at Longford, where you’ll find historic bed and breakfasts amidst Tasmania’s gently rolling countryside. Drive out to Derby - a small country town which has become a mountain biking mecca, offering self-contained cabins, cottages and lodges for the ultimate adrenaline holiday. After a tour to the world-class Tamar Valley wine region, relax in a boutique lodge by the fire place to savour the fine wines from your cellar door visit. 

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With a thriving food and wine scene set amongst Georgian streetscapes and surrounding vineyards, it’s pretty easy to feast all day. Whether you dine on freshly smoked Huon salmon at the acclaimed Stillwater restaurant, pick up some local treats at the Harvest Markets or go on a bubbly binge at the House of Arras in the Tamar Valley, this is the place for indulgence. And when you need to work it all off, head out for a hike at Cataract Gorge with its suspension bridge and breathtaking river views, enjoy a little devil worship at Trowunna Wildlife Park, with its band of cranky Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, wombats and wallabies, or walk through rows of Lavender at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. 

Whatever your interests, you’ll find so much to fill your days in and around Launceston.

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Food and drink

Severely underrated, Launceston or ‘Lonnie’ houses some pretty impressive venues. Head to Stillwater for fine food or sit back and relax at the intimate Northern Club. Explore the Greater Tamar Valley and you’ll find some of the best cool climate Wineries in Australia, providing the perfect getaway for whatever the occasion.

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Wilderness and Outdoors

If you find yourself in Lonnie on a Saturday, make sure you hit up the Harvest Market. You’ll find a lot of Tassie’s best produce here. Fancy a bit of a hike? Explore Launceston’s most popular tourist attraction Cataract George. Its rocky cliff faces and beautiful bushland are truly spectacular.

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Getting around

From the airport: Launceston airport services domestic flights and is located 15km from the city centre. A taxi rank and shuttle service is located outside the terminal.

In and around the city: the best way to get around central Launceston is by bicycle or on foot, with plenty of cycling and walking tracks. There’s also taxis or Metro, Launceston's major city and suburban public transport provider. For longer trips throughout the state, Tassielink Transit and Redline Coaches operate an extensive timetable to most major Tasmanian towns.

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