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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors

The endless torrent of freshwater tumbling through Launceston's Cataract Gorge is the reason the city was founded 200 years ago.  Today it's the most visited tourist attraction in... more »

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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud... more » Owner description: Welcome to Australia’s largest regional museum The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has enjoyed a long and proud tradition having celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two key Launceston sites: the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk which houses the natural science and history collections; and its 1891 Royal Park building on Wellington Street which was officially opened to the public as a dedicated Art Gallery last year. At Inveresk you’ll find our extensive permanent exhibitions Tasmanian onnections, Transforming the Island, hands-on science in the Phenomena Factory, Replay>> Sporting Life in Tasmania and the Heritage Trail. In addition there are a range of special exhibitions and our regular facilities including the Museum Shop, auditorium and café. As if Inveresk is not enough, there is even more at Royal Park. Make sure you visit both sites to really experience all that QVMAG has ‘On show’. « less
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Valleys; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Outdoors

Launceston City park is bounded by Brisbane and Cimitiere Streets on the eastern edge of the city.  It contains the city's botanic gardens, a museum of radio, a museum of wood... more »

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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Launceston
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Launceston. An... more » Owner description: The Tamar Island Wetlands is an unique urban wetlands reserve just 10 minutes' drive from the heart of Launceston. An interpretation centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the value of the wetlands environment and the wildlife that live there. « less
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums; Landmarks
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Entally Estate (Hadspen)
Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Entally was built in 1819 by Thomas Reibey, the eldest son of Mary Reibey who also had trading interests in Sydney.  Mary was a former convict who became one of Australia's... more »

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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Museums
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Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Shops; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 15 attractions in Launceston
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Ranked #14 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #15 of 15 attractions in Launceston
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so why not enjoy the peace and quiet while discovering... more » Owner description: Tasmania Zoo is located within 900 acres of private natural bushland, so why not enjoy the peace and quiet while discovering the largest private collection of animal species in Tasmania. Tasmania Zoo is fully accredited with Zoos Victoria to ensure high standards in animal husbandry and exhibit design.There are many native and exotic species of animals to visit at Tasmania Zoo, including crocs, an American Alligator, Tasmanian Devils, Little Blue Penguins, reptiles, kangaroo's, wombats and hundreds of bird species including the endangered Wedge-Tailed Eagle and the only exhibit of the endangered Swift Parrots in Tasmania.Visit Tasmania Zoo during our Feeding and Interpretation times and enjoy watching and learning about the Tasmanian Devils and the Little Blue Penguins. Our Tasmanian Devils are fed daily at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm and includes an opportunity to have your photo taken while petting a baby Devil. The Little Blue Penguins are also fed daily at 10.00am and 4.00pm.You’ll have a Devil of a time! « less
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