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Launceston Holidays

Admire heritage buildings and explore stunning countryside around one of Australia’s oldest and quaintest cities. 

Launceston was established in the early 1800s on the banks of the Tamar River. It has one of the best-preserved inner-city precincts of any Australia city, with many of the buildings from the early years after settlement still remaining. It’s Tasmania’s second city, but with a small population, it maintains a friendly atmosphere. The surrounding countryside is some of the prettiest in the region, with vineyards, wool farms, lavender fields and gorgeous small towns and villages.

Walk the streets to see stately old buildings. Restrictions in Launceston have kept the skyline low, and local heritage intact. You’ll see immaculately preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings all around the downtown area. Drop by Franklin or Macquarie House and take a look inside two of the most significant. Many other old buildings have restaurants which serve up gourmet local produce and superb wines from the area.

History buffs and art lovers should head to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. It’s spread across two sites and has an excellent collection of Tasmanian art and exhibits about local history. Bring the kids and explore the Family Art Space and the interactive science area, the Phenomena Factory.

 

 

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*Sample package prices include accommodation plus roundtrip airfare for travel during the stated period. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy at hotel and lowest available airfare, inclusive of compulsory taxes. Prices will vary by date, length of stay, departure city, and availability. Some airlines may charge a fee based on your payment method, the fee is not reflected in the ticket price. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Fares may be non-refundable and are not transferable. Names changes may not be permitted. Baggage may not be included. Offers subject to availability and may be discontinued without notice. Expedia’s usual booking conditions apply.

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