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Experiences: Launceston and NE Tasmania

See and Do

Wildlife sanctuaries and zoos; in the wild.

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History and Heritage

Historic Homes, Heritage Sites and Museums.

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Parks and Gardens

Great spots to relax and enjoy.

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National Parks and Reserves

Get close to nature.

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Guided tours and activities around Launceston and the Tamar Valley.

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Walking trails in and around Launceston.

Tamar Valley Wine Tasting

The Tamar Valley is a truly cool climate wine region and we are focused on producing wines of exceptional quality that are elegant and pristine, reflecting our pure soil and air. You can expect to taste excellent examples of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The region's sparkling wines are considered by many to be second only to Champagne itself.

Snow Skiing on Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond National Park lays claim to being Tasmania s premier ski resort. The ski village facilities are on the Ben Lomond plateau. The Village is set at the foot of the ski slopes and the ski runs are not as steep or fast as some of those in other resort, however the lack of crowds, the stunning scenery and the diverse wildlife make this a memorable alpine experience. Cross-country skiing and snowboarding are very popular. The Ski season opens in early June and closes in late September.

Regional Drives

Being centrally located in Northern Tasmania, Launceston is not to far from just about anywhere in Tasmania's north. No matter what your interests - food and wine tasting; historic villages; mountain climbing; beachcombing; or just sightseeing - there will be at least one drive that will take you by car to wherever you want to be or whatever you want to do.

Central Highlands Trout Fishing

Tasmania is home to the best wild brown trout fishing in Australia. The Central Highlands boasts over 3000 lakes and tarns, most of which hold trout. Anglers have the choice of fishing one of the many small streams that teem with brown trout in the 500 gram range, to stalking larger fish in the shallow margins of one of the lakes. For the intrepid angler, vast areas of National Park and World Heritage Areas contain excellent trout waters. These areas enable the outdoor enthusiast to combine trout fishing with bushwalking for the ultimate wilderness fishery experience.