The Tamar Valley, Launceston

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Delve into the growing Australian wine industry and more in The Tamar Valley. Tour some of the 20-odd vineyards of the region--most of which grow Pinot Noir or Chardonnay grapes. Also enjoy gourmet food and soak in the region's spectacular scenery. Start your journey in Launceston, founded in 1806 and Australia's third oldest city. A riverside location and charming Georgian colonial architecture provide a welcoming atmosphere. Use the small city of 100,000 as a base for exploring the nearby Cataract Gorge Reserve, where hiking trails and the world's longest single-span chairlift await just a 15-minute walk from town. A visit to The Tamar Valley represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Launceston holiday planning website to plot your vacation.
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  • Thoroughly recommend this four and a half hour cruise along this beautiful river with many things to see. Callum’s interesting commentary brought alive the episodes of the history of this river. Inclu...  more »
  • Well worth the short drive from Launceston, we chose to stop at two winery / cellar doors: Tamar Ridge and Moores Hill. In both cases we experienced really friendly staff, most helpful with regard to ...  more »
  • Having “done” Launceston on our first day, we decided to do the much recommended Tamar Valley drive as far as Green Beach. We were not disappointed. It was a sunny day and the scenery was quite stunni...  more »

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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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