with a population of about 100,000 has plenty to offer including cultural and
sporting venues, interesting country towns nearby, historical buildings and the
natural bushland setting of the cataract gorge virtually in the city. With
The Tamar Valley tourism and wine region to explore Launceston is a very popular
ABOVE: Launceston City from the air looking west.
The City Park is at the bottom centre. Brisbane Street, the main
street, is to the left of the park. The North Esk river is on the
right which flows into the Tamar River in the centre of the picture.
The South Esk river flows through the spectacular Cataract Gorge ending at
the yacht basin. Virtually all of the Great Western Tiers can be see
on the horizon.
RIGHT: Duyfken docked the The Seaport
waterfront precinct on the North Esk river. The Seaport is just above the
second bridge in the picture above.
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LAUNCESTON - the garden city
LEFT: Morton House is at the top left. The first anesthetic in the southern
hemisphere was performed here. It is now one of Australia's leading
restaurants - Fee & Me. The old Post Office Clock is next to Morton
House. Launceston has numerous old colonial buildings. Guided walks
are available. The pool at the bottom left is at the First Basin, part of
the Cataract Gorge. At the top right is one of Launceston's newest
assets, the $8M Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at the Inveresk Rail Yards
site. The bottom right is York Park oval, Tasmania's Australian Football