City Park, Launceston

4.7
Nature / Park Must See
City Park is a heritage park containing the city's botanic gardens, radio museum, gallery of wood design and furniture, and an enclosed colony of macaque monkeys. The park's monorail operates on most days and is a popular tourist attraction, taking visitors around the area's most notable landmarks. The most prominent buildings at this location are Albert Hall, which was built in 1891; a convention center; and the studios of City Park Radio. The studios are located inside a cottage that once served as the park caretakers' home, and still boast one of the oldest wisteria wines in Australia, planted in 1837. Add City Park and other attractions to your Launceston trip itinerary using our Launceston tour planning tool .
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  • October 11, 2017
    Took my mum who has minor mobility issues and we both loved it - though only for a short period. Not a long activity.  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    City Park is a great place to visit to relax and soak up the sun in the heart of Launceston. There is a childrens play ground for the littlies and a train that takes you around the park, during the su...  more »
  • October 8, 2017
    Has got an enclosure with macau monkeys. good photo opportunities abound. Also has heritage conservatory with various flowering and non flowering types. A lovely walk.  more »
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  • August 16, 2017
    A well maintained park in the middle of Launceston. Manicured lawns, rotunda, conservatory and not to be missed the Macaque enclosure. Plenty of seating, a coffee shop and clean toilets. Free parking close by. Well worth the visit and a relaxing spot to while away a few hours.
  • August 22, 2017
    City park has a wide variety of plants and people can hold events here as well. My fondest memory was a carols by candlelight with extended family there. It was well organised, clean with a great sense of peace from the beautifully landscaped surrounding areas of garden and lawn.
  • August 19, 2017
    When I was last here I saw many marching bands, it was the national brass band competition. If you go here maybe you will see something similar and also rate this park five stars. Alternatively you might trip and break your arm, I hope you don't, but it is possible. Life can be like that sometimes.
  • June 8, 2017
    No monkeys until after winter it seems, the monkey section was being refurbished. Good public toilets with unisex cubical. Interesting chess game set. Longest park bench I ever saw.. . One cafe there, but I didn't go in. It was a weekday around noon and I easily found a 1p parking spot.
  • September 16, 2017
    I love this place. I've been here many times since I was a child. This park has been a centre piece of the city.

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Many visitors to Launceston choose to settle into one of the area's spacious rental apartments, which offer large rooms and plenty of privacy. Equally comfortable, the city's centrally located four-star hotels include onsite restaurants and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and satellite channels. A less expensive alternative, Launceston's inns provide a convenient base for backpackers and causal travelers arriving without prior reservations. If you want something atmospheric and historical, look for guesthouses located in well-preserved Georgian and Victorian buildings. 
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