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Excursions in Launceston

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Best places to visit in Launceston

When you're planning an unforgettable journey through Tasmania, Launceston should be high on your list. This charming city, nestled in the Tamar Valley, offers a blend of modern vibes and historical elegance that can delight any traveller. Here’s a glimpse into the best spots to explore in Launceston, and don't forget, for top-notch excursions, consider our company, Happytripz, your gateway to all things Launceston.

Cataract Gorge

  • Nestled just a stone's throw from the city centre, Cataract Gorge is a slice of wilderness offering panoramic views, lush gardens, and exciting walking trails. Stroll across the suspension bridge, ride the world's longest single-span chairlift, or simply enjoy a peaceful picnic by the peacock-dotted lawns. Don't miss the chance to dip your toes into the Gorge's natural swimming pool on a warm day.

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (QVMAG)

  • Art lovers and history buffs rejoice! The QVMAG is laden with cultural treasures, showcasing Tasmania's natural history, colonial art, and contemporary exhibitions. It's the space to immerse yourself into the rich tapestry of Launceston's past and present. Explore the fascinating galleries and the planetarium to make your visit truly stellar.

Tamar Valley Wine Route

  • If you have a penchant for fine wines, the Tamar Valley awaits with open arms. This renowned wine region is dotted with over 30 wineries, many of which offer cellar door tastings and tours. Sample the exquisite cool-climate wines and enjoy pastoral views that seem straight out of a European countryside painting. Happytripz excursions will guide you through this vinicultural paradise, sparing you the hassle of driving.

City Park

  • Right in the heart of the city is City Park, a well-manicured oasis teeming with mature trees, vibrant flower beds, and friendly macaques – yes, a small troupe of monkeys! The park is perfect for a leisurely walk or a family day out, with plenty of space for children to play and adults to unwind.

Launceston Seaport

  • For dining and relaxation by the water, the Seaport precinct can't be beaten. With a selection of restaurants and cafes, this is the place to savour fresh Tasmanian seafood or enjoy a sunset stroll along the boardwalk. View the marina’s boats, and you might just find yourself dreaming of sailing the Tamar yourself. Here's a link to the location for a quick navigation aid.

The Tamar Island Wetlands

  • A short drive from the city centre leads you to the peaceful Tamar Island Wetlands. This conservation area provides an opportunity for visitors to appreciate Tasmania’s unique wetland biodiversity. Walk along the boardwalks and spot a variety of bird species, and if you're fortunate, you may catch a glimpse of a platypus at dusk or dawn.

Whether you're tossing the idea around to take the plunge into Launceston's cultural scene or seek serenity in its natural landscapes, it's clear this city is peppered with experiences for all interests. Our company, Happytripz, prides itself on crafting excursions that make the best of Launceston accessible to all. Delve into this Tamar Valley gem with us, and let your Tasmanian adventure begin!

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Magnolia Weaver

Just finished the Tamar Valley Wine Tour and couldn't be more pleased with the experience! The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, which made for a delightful day. Each vineyard we visited had its own unique charm and the offered wines were exceptional. A fantastic way to get introduced to Tasmanian wines.

Pierce Cannon

The Cataract Gorge excursion is a must-do for anyone visiting Launceston. The scenery is breathtaking and there's plenty to do, from leisurely walks to adventurous activities. The guide added a layer of fun with insightful commentary about the area's history and ecology. Overall, a very memorable day out!

Kendra Everett

Had an unforgettable day on the Bay of Fires day trip. The coastline's beauty was unlike anything I've seen before – the crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches were mesmerizing. The stops were well-planned, allowing plenty of time to soak up the views and the local guide provided great insight into this unique Tasmanian gem.

Melany Li

The Historic Villages Tour exceeded my expectations. We visited quaint towns and learned about the colonial history of each place. The guide was engaging and kept the day running smoothly. There was a warm and personal touch to the whole experience, making you feel like a friend rather than just another tourist.

Yusuf Park

Just came back from an exhilarating hike in the Cradle Mountain National Park. The guide was superb – very attentive and ensured everyone was comfortable with the pace. The landscape is a hiker's paradise and the wildlife was an added bonus. Perfect for nature lovers!

Bailey Miller

The guided night tour of Launceston's eerie past was both thrilling and educational. Our guide deftly wove stories of mystery and history that kept us captivated. The mix of ghost tales and factual history provided a unique perspective of the city. A brilliantly entertaining evening!

Royce Cano

If you're a foodie, the Launceston Gourmet Tour is an experience you won't want to miss. Each stop featured incredible local produce and the meals were to die for. Our guide provided excellent context on the region's culinary scene and the small group size made for an intimate and sociable atmosphere.

Leonel Vasquez

I just want to say how much we enjoyed the Lavender Farm tour. Even beyond the peak blooming season, the fields were stunning and the perfume in the air was intoxicating. The farm’s history and process were fascinating, and the lavender products made great souvenirs.

Travis Hood

Nothing beats the helicopter tour over Launceston for a memorable experience! The aerial views are absolutely spectacular, and the pilot doubles as a tour guide giving you lots of information about the landmarks below. It's a splurge, but one that's well worth it for the breathtaking views and exhilaration.

Wrenley Lim

The full-day wildlife and wilderness tour was a highlight of our stay in Tasmania. It offered the perfect combination of adventure and education on the local flora and fauna. Being able to see Tasmanian devils and other wildlife in their natural habitat was truly special, and the guide's passion for conservation was inspiring.