Jump aboard the FREE Tiger Bus and travel in comfort around the city on the Commuter Run, the City Explorer, or the River Explorer and the Cataract Gorge Routes.
The Explorer routes provide easy transport around the city centre and key attractions around Launceston, all for FREE.
Wander the boardwalk promenade along the Tamar and North Esk Rivers, taking in a great view upstream to cataract George, the landmark of Richies Flour Mill circa 1836 as well as the bustling marina, cafes and restaurants located at Launceston Seaport.
Travelling with kids?
The new Riverbend Park located across the pedestrian bridge from Seaport is an ideal location to stop for coffee (at The Silo Hotel) and let the kids explore a massive park for an hour or two.
You will find the Cataract Gorge, Penny Royal, Richies Flour Mill (t/as Stillwater Cafe), the Seaport boardwalk and Riverbend Park are all linked along the same path - a great morning out.
Call into the QVMAG Museum at Inveresk home to the preserved railway workshops and permanent exhibition Tasmanian Collections which reveal a range of stories as told by the Museums social history and natural science collections and striking installations. Inveresk is also home to the Phenomena Factory a free interactive science Centre providing hands on education, the Blacksmiths shop and the Planetarium for children.
Amble through City Park established in the early 19th century. Discover the Macaque monkeys, the Conservatory, duck pond and senses garden. Marvel at the grandeur of Albert Hall, located on the western edge of this historic parkland.
Launceston boasts 148 parks, gardens and playgrounds. Find a full listing, including dog friendly parks, on the council website here
Cruise the Tamar River on Tamar River Cruises (located at the Seaport) into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct.
Head north past Tamar Island, passing historical buildings St Matthias Church and the Rosevears Pub.
Experience the variety of life as you cruise past charming riverfront communities, vineyards and farms to historical Rosevears and Windermere districts. One of the best vantage points to view the Tamar Valley.
Explore Launceston community markets locally run events that focus on celebrating the fine food, wine and crafts produced in Northern Tasmania. The Farmers Market being on Saturday in the center of Launceston every week.
Must see and do attractions within Launceston
Experience the magnificent Cataract George just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of the city.
Take a ride on the chairlift that delivers stunning views of the George and cliff grounds.
Have a crack at the Zig Zag trail starting at Penny Royal World (note, very difficult walk!) or cross historic Kings Bridge (1864) to walk the opposite side of the gorge (moderate difficulty).
The gorge and chairlift are readily accessible from Basin Road, Trevallyn
Visit Tasmania Zoo
Just 20 minutes from Old Mac's, Tasmania Zoo is home to a vast family of native and exotic wildlife, with around 100 species of animals cared for.
Head another 10 minutes up the West Tamar Highway to call in at the Tamar Island Wetlands, an easy 500m board walk through a unique urban wetlands environment and bird hide. Mind your feet, snakes-a-plenty during the warm months!
Boags Brewery Explore the brewery and discover what makes James Boags beer sought
After the world over39 William St Launceston