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Best things to do in Launceston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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
Park
“Established park with a monkey enclosure Long-standing park with grassy lawns & gardens, plus a Macaque monkey enclosure & kids' playground.”
34 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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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
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
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
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
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
Travel Agency
“Start your day with a leisurely cruise along Tasmania South Esk river, enjoy breathtaking views of the Gorge. ”
16 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
Motel
“For those rainy or chill out days when you feel like vegging out and catching a flick. ”
10 locals recommend
Bus Station
“www.launceston.tas.gov.au/Parks-and-Gardens/City-Park . Steeped in History, City Park is our botanic hub of entertainment. FESTIVALE, is a feast of Food & Entertainment A MUST! www.festivale.com.au/event-information . The Park Features a children's playground with Amenities and a Road Train in which to tour the Grounds. A Victorian conservatory and water fountain, Monkey enclosure and Duck pond. Our Historic ALBERT HALL and The Design Centre Of Tasmania are adjacent, and only one block from the City Centre.”
12 locals recommend
Food
“www.jamesboag.com.au . For beer lovers! Situated between City Park and the Launceston City Centre. Shopping, Food and Scenic History.”
16 locals recommend
Store
“Our local harvest market open Saturday mornings until 12:30pm. Enjoy the awesome vibe mingling with the locals and taste Tasmania's freshest local produce.”
18 locals recommend