Walking tours in Launceston

23 excursions and activities in Launceston are offered at reasonable prices and may be booked online.

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A guide for first-time visitors to Launceston

Whether you're travelling with friends or family, or on your own, you can still spend a great day in Launceston. Take a look at our top picks for things to do in this picturesque city.

Visit the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Located in the Royal Park, Launceston's Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery is one of the city's premier attractions. It houses a vast collection of art and design objects, and displays the natural and social history of Tasmania. The Museum also houses a cafe and offers regular tours.

The museum is a community based cultural hub that serves the region with a variety of activities and events. Visitors can learn about Aboriginal cultures and modern diversity. The Museum features fine exhibitions of colonial art and contemporary craft, as well as extensive history archives.

Visit the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

Located in Launceston, Tasmania, the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania is a must-see for car enthusiasts. It is a non-profit organisation that features a large collection of classic and modern cars. It is also home to the Tasmanian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

 National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

The museum was started by Geoff Smedley, a local motoring identity. The museum has grown to become a car-centric institution that prioritizes the preservation of priceless vehicles. It has earned a name for itself as one of the premier museums in the state.

The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania is open to the public year round. It is located in the center of downtown Launceston. The main hall is constantly changing with exhibits that highlight motoring history and technology.

Take a trip to Cradle Mountain National Park

Taking a day trip to Cradle Mountain National Park is a wonderful way to experience the Tasmanian countryside. A visit to the world heritage listed park will give you the opportunity to see some of Australia's most spectacular scenery. It is also an opportunity to view the park's wildlife, which is very active during spring and summer.

Cradle Mountain offers many different environments, including temperate rainforests, alpine bogs coated with coral ferns, and the grand glaciated landscape. The unique terrain features a number of walking trails, including the Overland Track, which stretches 80km from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair. The trail is a spectacular journey through the alpine heart of the park, and is a five to six-day hike.

Visit Seahorse World

Located on the northern coast of Tasmania, Seahorse World is a unique attraction. This attraction offers a hands-on experience that is fun for the entire family. The aquarium features a large collection of interesting seahorses. The aquarium is also an excellent source of educational information about the animals.

The aquarium also boasts a touch pool where you can get a close up look at a number of seahorses. The aquarium even has an octopus and an octopus-like sea dragon.

The aquarium is a great way to spend a family day out. There are many interesting things to see and do. The aquarium is also a good way to educate kids about the environment.

Visit Franklin House

During your visit to Launceston, you'll want to spend a little time in Franklin House. This is one of the oldest houses in the city, and it's been transformed into a museum for visitors. The building is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. You'll also find original furniture and decor. You'll be able to view the house at your own pace, as volunteers are happy to answer questions.

This historical house was built in 1838 for businessman Britton Jones. It was also home to a private school. After the National Trust bought the house, it was refurbished. You can see an exhibit that highlights the hardships of colonial pioneer women.

Visit Lilydale Falls

Located just a few minutes from Launceston, Lilydale Falls is a great way to spend a day. The town of Lilydale is located on the north-western slopes of Mount Arthur.

It is a popular day-use area and is home to two waterfalls. The falls are surrounded by a beautiful rainforest gully. The lower falls plunge into a large pool and the upper falls are wider.

Besides the falls, the reserve also has facilities for camping and bushwalking. Campers can enjoy showers and toilets, as well as sheltered barbeque areas. There is also a children's playground.

Visit Design Tasmania

Visiting Design Tasmania on a day in Launceston is a fantastic way to discover a hidden gem in this beautiful city. You can see a variety of bespoke furniture, contemporary wood designs, and hand-crafted items that are made by local artisans.

Launceston is known for its rich architecture, which has been restored to add English charm to the town. The city's historic streets have the look of amber from the late 19th century. There are plenty of heritage trails that you can walk through to get a better idea of the city's history.

Excursions in Launceston

Whether you're looking for something a bit wild and scenic or a way to explore Launceston's flora and fauna, there are plenty of excursions in Launceston for you to choose from. There are tours that take you to famous sights such as Cataract Gorge and Wineglass Bay.

There are also guided tours that visit Cradle Mountain, one of the island's most awe-inspiring landmarks. These tours allow you to experience the natural beauty of the area while learning about its history. You can hike to Dove Lake, the island's largest lake, or you can take a more challenging walk up the mountain.

If you're interested in a more cultural experience, you should check out the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. The museum is housed in a former railway workshop and has exhibitions about Tasmania's history. You can also get a look at the portrait of young Queen Victoria.

If you're more into wine, there are several Launceston winery tours. You can sample local wines and learn about the region's history. Some of these tours also include a gourmet lunch.


Located just a short drive from Launceston, Cataract Gorge offers panoramic views and sculpted gardens. You can take a chairlift to get up to the top of the gorge, or you can go for a walk to enjoy the surrounding scenery. The gorge is also home to a cafe, swimming pool, and Victorian gardens.

You can also take a tour of the Tamar Valley. This pristine valley stretches along the Tamar River and is home to numerous vineyards. You can also take a wine tasting tour, which includes a visit to a cellar door.

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