NOT TO BE MISSED
(in no particular order)
Unpack your clubs and hit the fairways of these two world-class links courses.
2 Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Who needs Provence? Take a farm tour, visit the old tractor sheds and oil distillery, sample essential oils and taste fresh honey and herbs.
3 Cataract Gorge
Hike over the suspension bridge, marvel at the peacocks, ride on the world’s longest single span chairlift or enjoy a Devonshire tea. You’re spoiled for choice in this hidden basin at the heart of Launceston.
4 Brook Eden Winery
Enjoy a delightful visit at this family owned, sustainably managed producer of cool climate wines in Lebrina.
5 Red Feather Cooking School
Brush up on your cooking skills in Hadspen with owner Lydia Nettlefold along with house chefs and visiting guest chefs who teach a range of courses using the freshest, home-grown produce.
6 Hollybank Forest Reserve
Hike or unpack the bikes and explore kilometres of world-class trails, just 20 minutes from Launceston. Take the zipline tour through the forest canopy, or cruise around on a Segway.
7 Seahorse World and Southern Ocean Aquarium
A tour of this working seahorse farm leads you through The Cave of the Seahorse and the Wonders of the Southern Ocean Aquarium, culminating in the once-in-a-lifetime chance to hold one of these magical creatures.
8 Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market
This community hub has earned acclaim for showcasing fantastic fresh offerings from the region’s providores. Meet the producers, sample their wares and stock up on some of Tasmania’s freshest produce, cheeses and baked goods. Every Saturday 8:30am–12:30pm.
9 Design Centre Tasmania
Showcasing the work of some of Tasmania’s best artisans – everything from carved wooden bracelets to side tables and cabinets. Make room in your car for something special.
Explore the homestead before roaming through the largest rose collection in the southern hemisphere. Don’t miss the Festival of Roses in November.