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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Inveresk Rail Yards
(03) 6331 6777 Open
Monday - Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
This prestigious institution is where you'll find Australia's
largest provincial collection of Colonial Art, a display of the
State's vast mineral wealth and distinctive flora and fauna
including the elusive Tasmanian Tiger; a complete Chinese joss
house from the tin mining days of the 1890s and a spectacular
Planetarium. The new $8M site at Inveresk is superb!
now re=opened at Inveresk, Launceston
(03) 6331 6777
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
Corner of Cimitiere and Willis Streets
(03) 6334 8888
9.00 am - 5.00 pm seven days a week. Closed Christmas Day
Best presentation in Australia of exotic automobiles. You can
view cars being restored in the internationally-renowned
Design Centre of Tasmania
City Park, Corner Tamar & Brisbane Streets, Launceston
(03) 6331 5506
Monday - Friday 10.00 am - 6.00 pm,
Saturday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm,
Sunday 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
Housed in an historic building in City Park, the centre promotes
and sells works by Tasmanian designers with a major focus on
Sunday until 1PM
Franklin House (National Trust Property)
413 Hobart Road, Franklin Village
(03) 6344 7824
9.00 am - 5.00 pm seven days a week.
A fine example of a charming Georgian house, typical of the
period. It was built in 1838 for Mr Britton Jones, an early
Launceston brewer and innkeeper. Features outstanding interior
woodworks, tearoom and gift shop.
Launceston Walking Tours
Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre
(03) 6336 3122
Tours depart from the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre -
Launceston Monday - Friday 9.45 am, other times and tours by
appointment. Fascinating walks around the historic churches and
inns of the city capturing the history, colour and character of
the past and imparting an understanding of the architecture for
which Launceston is famous.
(03) 6323 3610 for inquiries
Open all year round.
Historic parkland featuring monkey island, conservatory, duck
pond, senses garden, barbecue area, playground, Albert Hall
Convention Centre, Design Centre of Tasmania and City Park Radio
- a community FM station.
Trevallyn State Recreation Reserve
Reatta Road, Trevallyn
Brochure is available from Henty House and from all information
centres in the area. Sitting in the hills of West Launceston and
by the South Esk River, the 450 hectare recreation area offers
all the excitement and exhilaration of cable hang gliding,
bushwalking, archery, orienteering and aquatic activities or the
quietness and relaxation found amid the spectacular gorges,
river, lake and eucalyptus forests.
Launceston Swimming Centre
High Street, Launceston
(03) 6323 3610
Tamar Valley Wine Route
Less than half an hour drive from the centre of Launceston is
Tasmania's premier wine growing area - the Tamar Valley. Here
you'll find the orchard, farms and wineries for which Tasmania
is famous. This is where the acclaimed cool-climate wines are
grown and because many of the vineyards are small and
family-owned the growers themselves will greet you and explain
just how the wine is made.
The best way to access the Valley is to get a copy of the 'Tasmania
Wine Route Guide', available free from the Tasmanian Travel and
Invermay Road, Launceston
(03) 6323 3311
The site will incorporates the
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, the University's School
of Performing and Visual Arts, the Royal Launceston Show
Society, parklands, waterways, walkways and cycleways.