Tasmania’s second largest city which is surrounded by beauty. Known for its incredible Cataract Gorge, see natures at its very best with a trip to Esk River, home to Cataract Gorge and the Tamar Valley. Explore the city centre and head out to the coasts that surround Launceston for a beautiful getaway.
Recommended Stay: 3-4 days
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Located along the East Esk River, go walking along the cliff’s edge, see epic panorama views and hop on the chairlift to see the gorge from above. The Cataract Gorge chairlift is said to be the largest chairlift span in the world. Indulge in the beauty that surrounds Cataract Gorge.
Just a half an hour drive from the town of Launceston, lies this beautiful waterfall. Take the 5-minute walk to the first falls and then another 5-minute walk to the second falls along the marked path. Walk along the cascading waters and through the rainforest spotting wallabies and listening to the birds sing. A truly beautiful area so pack a picnic lunch.
Bay of Fire
Location: 190 km east of Launceston
Located along the east coast of Tasmania, the Bay of Fires is a popular tourist destination. Stretching over 50 km along the shores from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point, walk along the pristine beach and marvel at one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Next Destination: Freycinet National Park, TAS