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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  • October 11, 2017
    had a visit 2 yrs ago. it's a beautiful place to engage with nature... highly recommend staying overnight here...  more »
  • October 7, 2017
    A scenic drive north of Launceston. A pleasant drive through the countryside to George Town and Beaconsfield with many tourist stops on the way. One of the main attractions is to cross over the Batman...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Stop at Brady's lookout on the west tamar road for a wonderful view of the Tamar river and surrounding. Lovely wineries .  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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