Launceston things to do
As the second major city of Tasmania, Launceston is a riverside town located in the northern region of the state. It’s known for its beautiful nature, culture, food and wine and charming old towns. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Launceston that can be enjoyed by families, couples, locals and even visitors. You’ll find a variety of amazing experiences on RedBalloon that are perfect for exploring this part of the state such as outdoor activities, dining cruises, wine tastings and so much more.
Our range of Launceston activities and day tours are the best way to stay entertained during your weekends, school holidays or when enjoying a getaway to this region. From Cataract Gorge tours and ziplining adventures, to cellar door wine tastings and brewery tours, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Launceston again! These experiences are also the perfect gift ideas if you’re looking to spoil someone for a special occasion from their birthday to Christmas and anything in between.
Places to visit in Launceston
There are so many amazing places to visit in Launceston and surrounding areas, with options perfect for visitors passing through or locals wanting to discover their own backyard. A RedBalloon experience is the best way to explore the variety of attractions, natural scenery and beautiful wildlife. Discover some of the best places to go in Launceston below.
Located a 2 hour drive away from Launceston, Cradle Mountain is known for its nature, wilderness and pristine surroundings. There are plenty of amazing things to do in Cradle Mountain from joey encounters, wilderness railway adventures plus more. Cradle Mountain National Park is the perfect area to explore for a day tour, road trip or even a hike!
Located a short walk from the city centre, there are plenty of fun things to do at Cataract Gorge. It’s easy to forget this unique natural formation and tourist attraction is just a 2 minute drive from the city. There are plenty of things to do here including a swimming pool, cafe, chairlift, Victorian gardens and stunning walks.
Just north of Launceston, the Tamar Valley is located on the Tamar River and home to plenty of amazing vineyards and cellar doors. There are plenty of things to do on the Tamar Valley including wine tastings, tasting local produce, guided tours, scenic walks plus more.
What are the top 5 things to do in Launceston?
There are plenty of amazing Launceston attractions and activities worth ticking off your must-do list. You’ll discover a variety of amazing experiences on RedBalloon perfect for exploring this city. Listed below are some of the best Launceston activities.
- Cataract Gorge walking tour
- Cellar door wine tasting at Relbia
- Ziplining and treetop adventure
- Lunch cruise at Batman Bridge
- Private helicopter flight
There are plenty of amazing Launceston attractions and experiences on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience within the area including any accommodation packages. Find out more about our gift vouchers.
Now that you’ve got your Launceston experiences booked in, why not explore the rest of Tasmania and experience everything this state has to offer. Discover a wide range of new and exciting things to do in Hobart, Bruny Island, Wineglass Bay plus more areas in the Tasmania.