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Launceston, Tasmania - Australia. Holidays and Travel

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With beautiful gorges, galleries, museums, vineyards, an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery that completely engulfs the city, Launceston should be a must do for one of your holiday destinations. With the Tamar River snaking its way through the city and ribbon by azure blue ocean waters in the northern parts of Tasmania, Launceston has so much to offer all sorts of travellers. From overseas travellers, backpackers, families and couples and even if you are looking for something completely different for your next corporate function, you simply cannot go past this beautiful city.

Pack your bags and head for a place that has pristine beaches, lush National Parks and history that dates back to the late 1700's. Launceston is a stylish and sophisticated city with all the trimmings of the modern world, from excellent shopping, day and night entertainment, fabulous food and wine, manmade and natural attractions and plenty of water sports for the whole family to enjoy. You want ever have to get in the car again from the moment you arrive at your place of accommodation, as you can get around on the many means of transportation, so you don't have to worry about traffic or maybe you might like to book onto one of the many different tours, cruises and charters that you can embark upon once you have arrived.

A must see while holidaying in Launceston is beautiful Cataract Gorge which is situated on along the river banks of South Esk and there are some great walks and hiking treks to set out on as well. There are cascading waterfalls, plunge pools to swim in and an abundance of flora and fauna to see. Perhaps you might like to pack a picnic and head to one of the many beautifully landscaped gardens that are scattered throughout the city for the day or take wander down the interesting streets where you can see grand Georgian Style buildings and other architecturally designed buildings that really makes the city stand out from others.

The wineries and vineyards all close by and plenty of splendid food and wine to feast on in many of the fine dining, a la carte and al fresco restaurants within the city. Whether you are looking for something for breakfast, lunch or dinner you taste buds are in for a treat with the gourmet foods that you can treat yourself to. After dinner why not make your way to one of the nightspots in the main city centre where the pubs, clubs, lounge bars and more where you can dance the night away till the wee hours of the morning.

It is a city that is proud of its heritage and sporting success, including being the home of the Tassie Hawks AFL Team. There are leafy parks, grand old buildings, wonderful shopping and cafes and restaurants that line the streets. There are annual events, festivals and sporting events being held here all throughout the year and with regular flight coming in from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane it has never been easier to reach this wonderful holiday destination.

You can completely forget about the everyday stresses of life from the minute you touch down here at the airport and be whisked away to your desired holiday accommodation where you can be completely looked after. There are tours to do, plenty of water activities and great fun for the kids, so why would you want to go anywhere else but Launceston?

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