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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  • Beautiful gazebos, flowers,view of the city hall building. We went in the evening, it was quiet and peaceful. Parked on the streets nearby because parking was free after 5.30 or 6 I think. It stays su...  more »
  • This park has the most magnificent selection of old trees whose spreading canopies provide beautiful shade to enjoy family picnics or great takaway food from Victoria's Cafe which is located in the pa...  more »
  • Well I was told there were monkeys in a park. Yep they were there happy with lots of babies. The gardens are also beautiful. Love this experience and would highly recommend as it is a great place to h...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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