A provincial city nestled in pleasant hilly countryside, Launceston is the largest centre of population in Northern Tasmania and the second largest city in the island state after Hobart. Launceston is easy to explore, from its elegant streetscapes to century-old parks, which sit beside revitalised areas such as Launceston Seaport, with its waterfront eateries. It is the ideal base from which to explore northern Tasmania.
The wide Tamar estuary, flanked by two first-class highways, serves the heavy industrial districts and port of Bell Bay at the mouth of the Tamar River. The valley is picturesque and full of interest; it is the second most important fruit growing district in the state. Many orchards offer door sales of their produce. There are also more than 20 vineyards lining the shores of the valley and tourists are guided by the Tamar Valley Wine Route. A prominent vineyard is Tamar Ridge Wines. The main varieties of grapes grown are pinot noir and chardonnay.
22 Quadrant Mall, Launceston
Dickens Cider House
63a Brisbane Street, Launceston
Harvest Launceston Market
Cimitiere Street Car Park, Launceston - opposite Albert Hall Open every Saturday 8.30am - 12.30pm.
James Boags Brewery
69 The Esplanade, Launceston
Bass Fine Wine
1618 Goodman Court, Invermay
Wursthaus at Olivers
15 The Quadrant Mall, Launceston.
Tasmanian Chocolate Studio
1-3 Cuisine Lane, Launceston.
Millers Orchard and Vineyard
291 Main Road, Hillwood. Wines and ciders, cherries, apricots, nectarines, peaches, plums, apples, pears and a large selection of local gourmet products.
139 Hillwood Road, Hillwood. Field picked & packed strawberries and raspberries available fresh everyday.