A Vibrant Hub for Culture and Nature

The city of Launceston first saw European settlement in 1806. Lonnie as it’s known by the locals is a valley city that owes its origins to the gold rush days and the discovery of what was at the time the largest and richest tin deposit in the world – Mount Bischoff. Launceston is now the second largest city in the state, being the economic centre of the north. While it is a relatively small city, Lonnie has a lot to offer – with beautifully preserved streetscapes showcasing historic architecture, and a number of beautiful natural features including the Cataract Gorge and the city’s many parks.

The Cataract Gorge has beautiful natural scenery just minutes from Launceston’s CBD

Launceston sits in a unique geological setting, the main feature of which is the Cataract Gorge. The Gorge is home to a number of great short walking tracks as well as the world’s longest single-span chairlift, and both are excellent ways to appreciate the beautiful natural scenery. The Cataract Gorge is in the heart of the city, and can be accessed by walking tracks from the CBD.

Launceston has a number of beautifully maintained parks and gardens, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike

Launceston has a number of beautifully maintained parks and gardens, which are often used to host events and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Launceston retains a huge amount of its early architecture and has what many call the best preserved early streetscapes showcasing all the various styles of early architecture.

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A Vibrant Hub for Culture and Nature