Enjoy the finer things in Launceston, Tasmania

Explore fine food and wine, history, art and design on a Launceston long weekend.

  • Jetstar
  • April 2018

Tasmania’s second-largest city is awash with natural attractions and cultural delights. Here are five ways to spoil yourself in Launceston.

1. Discover: Launceston Historic Walks

Why are there so many pubs in Launceston? Learn this and more when you join an historic walk exploring the history of the city’s Victorian, Georgian, Edwardian and Art Deco architecture. Walks begin at 1842 Gallery opens in new window, the former home of grocery emporium Johnstone and Wilmot.

Cnr St John & Cimitiere Streets

2. Shop: Design Tasmania

Homewares are functional and beautiful at the retail outlets in the cutting-edge Design Tasmania centre opens in new window. Immerse yourself in the Indeco timber kitchenware range and admire the nature-inspired designs of the Spotted Quoll Studio.

Cnr Brisbane & Tamar Streets

Spot wallabies in the Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania

3. Browse: Gallery Pejean

The talent displayed within Gallery Pejean’s opens in new window paintings, sculptures and glass art is not only astounding, but potentially affordable too. Start your own collection with the Collect Art Purchase Scheme, which offers interest-free loans and shipping anywhere within Australia.

57 George Street

4. Indulge: Geronimo

Sip an aperitivo at the Carrara marble bar or linger over dinner – think shared fresh oysters or scallop ceviche or perhaps a woodfired pizza. European flavours made from local, seasonal produce and a clever wine list combine to make this a tempting taste of Europe.

186 Charles Street

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Restaurants at the seaport in Launceston, Tasmania

5. Stay: Hatherley Birrell Collection

Both traditional and contemporary architecture are seamlessly blended at the exquisite Hatherley Birrell Collection opens in new window. Unique suites and apartments are in selected locations around town, including the two-bedroom Chinoiserie-inspired teahouse city apartment.

106 Tamar Street