Whileaway Guides - Launceston & Surrounds
Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities boasting wonderfully preserved Victorian buildings and a thriving arts scene. Proud of its food story, local producers craft artisan dairy, wine, vegetables and gourmet meat products, a morning at the Harvest Markets will delight you senseless. Only a two-hour drive from Hobart or direct flight from other major Australian cities, Launceston is a cracker of a place for a long weekend escape and a great base to explore the Tamar Valley wine region. Many of Australia’s best Pinot producers call these scenic rolling hills, beside The Tamar River, home. Car hire is optional as private tour operators can organise responsibility free day trips. Surprisingly, the area delights in some of the sunniest days in Australia as well as some of the friendliest folk, all making for the perfect getaway.
- Beauty Point
- George Town
- Pipers River