Third-oldest city in Australia, Launceston is the
commercial centre of northern Tasmania.
It has recently become
more popular with travellers since the opening of a few new museums,
and there are many city parks, the beautiful Cataract Gorge, Boag’s
Brewery and Beer Lovers Centre, and plenty of accommodation and
restaurants. Here is some information about the city, and in the end is
the page is a map of Launceston.
The city centre of Launceston is in the blocks around the Brisbane
Street Mall and the central Civic Square. On the Civic Square, there
are a few churches, library and Town Hall. South of it is the central
shopping Mall and Quadrant Mall. Further south is Princes Square; and
West of the Civic Square are Royal Park, Kings Park, Penny Royal World
and the Royal Park site of the excellent Queen
Victoria Museum and Art Gallery,
with a planetarium, and exhibitions about Australian
animals, Tasmanian Aboriginal
People and Chinese
immigrants. The other, northern brach of the same museum is north of
the North Esk River in the Inveresk Railyards where there is an art
gallery with Aboriginal jewellery and stories.
West of the city centre is the beautiful Cataract Gorge
where Tamar and South Esk Rivers meet. It is only 10 minutes walk from
the city, and it’s very popular with picnickers and bushwalkers. There
is a wildlife reserve, a swimming pool, a suspension bridge, and a few
good walking tracks.
Cataract Gorge. By AllPosters.
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North-east of the city centre are the Old Umbrella Shop, Yorktown
Square and City Park. The Old Umbrella Shop in an old historical
building still sells old umbrellas.
the city Park there
Enclosure, and plenty of walking tracks. Further west is the National
Automobile Museum of Tasmania
with some classic cars and vintage motorcycles.
Clock Tower. By AllPosters.
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Launceston Tasmania: Boag's
In the northern end of George Street are the Boag’s Brewery and the
Boag’s Centre for Beer Lovers, where you can go on 1.5 hours tours and
sample the products that have been brewed here since 1881. Further
north is the Australian Maritime College – the most famous of
Launceston’s educational institutions.
Town Hall. By AllPosters. Click
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Bars and Restaurants Launceston Tasmania
There are a few restaurants in the blocks south of the Brisbane Street
Mall, like Hari’s Curry, Morty’s Food Hall, Sushi Shack, Metz and Pasta
Resistance Too. But a dinner with best views is in the old Launceston
Seaport, on the bank of North Esk River. Lounge Bar and Royal on George
are nice for a drink.
Here's a map of Launceston where I have
tagged the places that I mentioned on this web page. You can click on
the tags to see what places they are, and double-click anywhere on the
map to zoom it in and see the places closer. Drag the map to move
around, and if you want to see the satellite image with Google Earth,
click on "Sat" in the top right hand corner.
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find words like "traveller", "harbour" and "realise", and they are all
correct in the language used in Australia.
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