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Guide to Launceston
Guide to Launceston

Interesting places and facts about the city Launceston in Australia

Tasmania is generally famous for its unique geographical location, nature, and many of its attractions are equal to the wonders of the world. In this review, we will get acquainted with the second largest city in Tasmania, Launceston, where many events took place for the first time in the region.

Interesting Facts

Launceston is one of the oldest cities in Australia. Many of its buildings are already museum pieces. The city has a twin brother in England with the same name. Launceston became a pioneer of anesthesia in medicine of the southern hemisphere of the planet, and Australians are also proud with their first underground sewerage system in this city. The city has grown due to the rich gold mines exploration. The locals call Launceston "Northern Garden City".

Nature & Attractions

Penny Royal Park. Its territory has lots of recreational sites, beautiful hotels, scenic spots, and landmarks. This place explains why the city's called a garden. Definitely, the island's nature is absolutely unique and magnificent. Take just the lavender farm which is an obligatory stop on any tourist's route! Just a couple of miles from the city the world famous Cataract Gorge Reserve is located. This is the main natural attraction of the city and the island overall! So, do not hesitate and take a walk along the gorge and go down with the breeze on a hang with a glider down from a great height! Or simply use the elevator, which will show you breathtaking mirror lakes, waterfalls, forests, and much more.
The best services that will acquaint you with the art and the production of local wines are: Valleybrook Wine on Wheels Tours, tour of several wineries including degustation, Prestige Leisure Tours, align tasting platinum wines with a guided tour of the city, Tamar Valley Winery Tours, the best tour of local production of the equanimous plant, Moores Hill is an absolute leader in tourist reviews, it offers not only excellent wines directly on the slopes of the vineyard, but also exquisite cheeses and snacks in theme to drink.
The absolute leader is Novaro's Restaurant, which is famous for its impeccable quality cuisine and friendly atmosphere inside, but watch out - book your table in advance. Brisbane Street Bistro does not correspond to its name by luxury and scale of a restaurant, not only in decoration but also in the "height" of French cuisine. Josef Chromy Restaurant is a cozy place with a view of the lake and winery from its back - great atmosphere and a real Australian cuisine.

Exceptional Sights

Do you know Mr. Benjamin Franklin? He lived right here, in Launceston, 413-419 Hobart Rd. You can visit his house on your own or find some guided tours with a lot of interesting information. The best place to go with kids is Tasmania Zoo. Imagine their delight after touching koalas by hands, looking close at white tigers, meerkats and Tasmanian tigers! The Old Umbrella Shop, The Spotted Quoll Studio, The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery are three best places to buy authentic food and souvenirs. Even more cozy atmosphere reigns in Launceston Tramway Museum - such a rarity nowadays!
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The absolute leader is Novaro's Restaurant, which is famous for its impeccable quality cuisine and friendly atmosphere inside, but watch out - book your table in advance. Brisbane Street Bistro does not correspond to its name by luxury and scale of a restaurant, not only in decoration but also in the "height" of French cuisine. Josef Chromy Restaurant is a cozy place with a view of the lake and winery from its back - great atmosphere and a real Australian cuisine.
Do you know Mr. Benjamin Franklin? He lived right here, in Launceston, 413-419 Hobart Rd. You can visit his house on your own or find some guided tours with a lot of interesting information. The best place to go with kids is Tasmania Zoo. Imagine their delight after touching koalas by hands, looking close at white tigers, meerkats and Tasmanian tigers! The Old Umbrella Shop, The Spotted Quoll Studio, The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery are three best places to buy authentic food and souvenirs. Even more cozy atmosphere reigns in Launceston Tramway Museum - such a rarity nowadays!

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