When you’re on the hunt for some gosh-darn peace and quiet and you’ve got to get away, it’s time to book a Launceston holiday.
You may be thinking, “But isn’t that in Tasmania?” Exactly. The riverside city of Launceston has all you need to make your great escape—a gorgeous waterfront, loads of history (i.e. ghost tours) and the Tamar Valley beer and wine scene at its beck and call. Hey, and if you feel like getting little culture fix to go with your pint, you can always discover local talent at an art gallery. How’s that for an easygoing getaway? Book one of our package deals to Launceston and make it even easier!
To get this low-key, laid-back party rolling, you’ll want the help of Wotif’s Launceston car hire deals, because the easiest way to get around town is on four wheels. Throw some hiking gear in the boot and make your way out to the Cataract Gorge Reserve. If you’re not super outdoorsy, you can leave the heavy lifting to the gondola and take a ride over the lovely landscape. Back in the city—where South Eske and North Eske Rivers become Tamar River—it’s time to give your inner history buff some time to shine. Start your heritage tour at the Town Clock to take a gander at the intricate brick architecture. As one of Australia’s oldest cities, Launceston has some stories to tell, and some of them are downright spooky, so join a ghost tour and don’t be surprised if things get weird. When you want to shake the ghosts, leave your holiday wheels in a car park and go wine tasting. Sure, it’s day drinking, but it’s wine, so it’s classy day drinking. Next, give your Launceston package deals a run for their money at the Country Club Tasmania Casino. Or skip the slots and take a horseback ride off into the sunset.
In Launceston, it’s all about art, and you can crash an art show or event and enjoy nibbles while you search for a modern masterpiece. For starters, check out the Design Centre Tasmania and 1842 Gallery. Hey, you’re about to save a bunch of holiday cash on Launceston packages, so go ahead and redecorate your flat!
Ready get your nosh on? Take a walk down and around Charles Street to take your pick of international cuisine—from old-school Indian to modern Australian. For a taste of Tasmania, order some fresh abalone. Beef-eaters won’t be disappointed, and health nuts can always find fruits and veggies and salmon throughout the region.
Don’t forget that Launceston is a university city, so you can expect a great nightlife. In the evenings and especially on weekends, the bars and restaurants come alive with live music, from smooth jazz to honky-tonk and dub-step.
When you want to escape on the down-low and leave the city in your dust, book Launceston holiday packages with Wotif. Mix and match cosy hotels and awesome airfares and be on your way!
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Eager to make some epic memories in Launceston? Have a go at one of the activities listed below: