3 days in Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

3 days in Launceston and North Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston — 2 nights

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Mt George Lookout (in George Town), Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World) and Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre (in Beaconsfield). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston trip planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Launceston reach 28°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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