Holidays in City Park

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City Park

Stroll around this charming Victorian-era park to see its pretty flower displays, giant chess set, heritage monuments and monkey enclosure.

City Park has provided a sanctuary in the heart of Launceston’s historic downtown since the early 1800s. It was initially established as a botanical garden and was known as the “People’s Park”. Come here today to visit the Japanese macaques in their enclosure, check out memorial statues, explore the leafy conservatory and relax on the grass.

Take a walk around City Park’s paved pathways and spot the historic European trees that have been planted throughout the Victorian-era gardens. The glassed structure of the John Hart Conservatory dates back to the 1930s and contains a collection of lush and exotic plant species. Check out the Jubilee Fountain, an ornate cast-iron monument near the centre of the park. Look for the Boer War Memorial and a plinthed cannon, as well as one of Australia’s oldest wisteria vines.

Take the kids to the monkey enclosure to see the Japanese macaques playing and lounging. The park has housed a collection of these monkeys since 1980, when the city was gifted several macaques from its sister city, Ikeda, in Japan. Kids will also enjoy the park’s play equipment near the duck pond and barbecue area. Challenge your friends to a game on the park’s giant chessboard.

In one corner of City Park is historic Albert Hall, a monumental Classical Victorian building with an adjoining café. On the opposing side of the park, you’ll find the Design Tasmania centre, which showcases some of the state’s finest design and craftsmanship. Browse the centre’s handcrafted items, such as homewares carved from fragrant Huon pine.

City Park is located to the north of central Launceston. The main entrance is via a historic iron gate on Tamar Street, however, there are several entry points into the park. While the park is free to enter, donations are appreciated at the conservatory. The monkey enclosure and conservatory are both open daily. Visit in February to join the annual food, wine and entertainment event, Festivale, and sample some of the state’s finest local produce.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
4.5 out of 5
29 Cameron Street, Launceston, TAS
The price is AU$138 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in Launceston CBD, this luxury hotel is steps away from City Park Radio Museum, Design Centre of Tasmania and Princess Theatre. Albert Hall Convention ...
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Peppers Silo Hotel
Peppers Silo Hotel
4.5 out of 5
89-91 Lindsay Street, Invermay, TAS
The price is AU$234 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in Invermay, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Tasmania - Inveresk, Launceston Tramway Museum, and 1842 Gallery. Queen Victoria ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (494 reviews)
"Very new hotel, located near the river but still easy walking distance to CBD. plenty of free parking around"

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The Grand Hotel Launceston
The Grand Hotel Launceston
4.5 out of 5
22 Tamar St, Launceston, TAS
The price is AU$145 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Located in Launceston CBD, this luxury hotel is steps away from Boags Brewery, City Park Radio Museum and Albert Hall Convention Centre. Design Centre of Tasmania ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (170 reviews)
A great place
"My partner and I were up fr an anniversary and were kindly upgraded to the spa suite. We have a great time and the staff were exceptional. Would stay again :)"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2021

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