City Park, Launceston

4.6
#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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  • The park is a great place to visit. It's beautiful and is well looked after. It is clean and neat and a safe place to explore. The paths are smooth and easy to walk.The duck pond is great and the indo...  more »
  • This is a great area to visit for family and friends, watch monkeys playing or just sit and enjoy the plant life around you.  more »
  • We stumbled across the City Park on a Sunday morning walk and we were quite surprised to see the monkeys. The buildings around the park were lovely it was a great place to spend some time.  more »
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  • This is an excellent park. It is very beautiful and has a lot of open space to play or enjoy your recreation. It is a great location for kids to ride their bikes or scooters due to the network of paved paths. The monkey enclosure is always entertaining. There is also a small but good quality playground that is best for under 10's. Victoria's Cafe is attached at the western end of the park for coffee, morning tea or light lunches.
  • Lovely park in the heart of the city. Parking can be a hassle but you can get lucky!!! There is a lovely children's playground to entertain the kids. They have a ride on train that takes you around the park, people of all ages will enjoy the ride. There is a beautiful pond area with very friendly ducks, we spent ages watching them swim around. There is a cafe on site or just take a picnic lunch!! The best part for us was seeing the monkeys!! Yes you read right .... monkeys!!!!!! You can spend all day watching them play, eat or swim. Lovely lil day out!!!! Plenty of places to eat if the cafe or picnic is not your thing... Hogs Breathe is afew minutes walk from the park.
  • Love watching the monkeys at this park. It amazes me it is free. We also loved watching the ducks. A small-ish playground, but my 3yr old had a lot of fun.
  • Greatest variety of tree's, monkeys, the garden of the senses, the Jubilee fountain, so much history. A wonderful park
  • Beautiful park in the city center, includes a couple of pagodas, a conservatory, duck pond, and even a display of Japanese monkeys (note: monkeys can be viewed till 4pm, so plan your visit accurately). Perfect for a stroll in tranquility or a picnic. The only downside is that the road is nearby, so you'll still hear cars driving by. Just beside the park is the national automobile museum, which is also worth a visit if you have kids.
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