Launceston And Surrounds | Launceston Visitors Guide | Advertise With Us
Explore Launceston and NE TasmaniaLaunceston is the perfect base from which to explore North Eastern Tasmania and the Tamar Valley. 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.