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Mercury (Hobart) - Magazine - - TRAVEL -

GET­TING THERE

Travel on Bathurst St into Launce­s­ton and through to the East Ta­mar High­way. Turn left into Lind­say St af­ter cross­ing the North Esk River bridge at In­ver­may. The ho­tel is at 89-91 Lind­say St.

STAY­ING THERE

Prices for a Fri­day and Satur­day night stay in a Ta­mar River room start at $511, ris­ing to $646 for the Gorge River Deluxe room. For the lat­est rates, visit the www.pep­pers.com.au/silo/web­site.

WHAT TO DO

Visit Cataract Gorge and ride the chair­lift. Adults $13 one-way or $16 re­turn, con­ces­sions avail­able. www.launce­s­ton­cataract­gorge.com.au

Mona Foma, Mona’s sum­mer arts and mu­sic fest, has moved from Ho­bart to Launce­s­ton. Head­lined by Neneh Cherry and Court­ney Bar­nett, it’s on Jan­uary 13-20. www.mofo.net.au

Fes­ti­vale, an an­nual wine, food and mu­sic ex­trav­a­ganza held in Launce­s­ton’s City Park, runs from Fe­bru­ary 1-3. www.fes­ti­vale

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