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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas

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 21 attractions in Launceston
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks

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 #3 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Valleys
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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Art Museums; History 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 #5 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Museums
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Sports Complexes
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Launceston
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Owner description: Country Club Tasmania, offers 5 star accommodation in Launceston. With facilities including a Golf Course, Casino, 6... more » Owner description: Country Club Tasmania, offers 5 star accommodation in Launceston. With facilities including a Golf Course, Casino, 6 Restaurants, 4 Bars, and live entertainment, you may find yourself never wanting to leave our premier resort within the Tamar Valley. Located amongst over 300 acres of native bush land within the renowned Tamar Valley wine region, the property sits on picturesque parkland that includes a stunning 18 hole championship golf course and secret bush trails , but is still just a quick 10 minute drive from Launceston's CBD and the airport. Your stay will offer you the freedom to let loose, explore, and discover all that Northern Tasmania has to offer with many regional attractions and experiences located close by. With six restaurants and four bars showcasing gourmet Tasmanian produce, a boutique casino, swimming pool, spa, sauna, tennis courts, health centre, squash, horse riding and driving range to keep you engaged and entertained, you will return home from your stay feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and inspired. « less
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Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Specialty Shops; Historic Sites
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Zone 3 Laser Games - Launceston is an indoor Laser Tag complex providing hours of entertainment, all under one roof. It is... more » Owner description: Zone 3 Laser Games - Launceston is an indoor Laser Tag complex providing hours of entertainment, all under one roof. It is suitable for all ages, catering for birthday parties, business functions and walk-in visits.Laser Tag is an action packed game where players wear electronic vests and 'tag' each other with 'phasors' to score points.The multi-level laser tag arena features stunning fluorescent space-themed murals guaranteed to make you go "wow"! With asteroids, gas clouds, moons, planets, star fields, vortices and cladding-style spaceship walls, you will feel as if you are an astronaut on a mission in a distant galaxy.Zone 3 Launceston also features a variety of exciting arcade games suitable for all ages, including racing games, shooters, video games, pinball and more. In addition there are a number of prize and ticket redemption games such as skill testers, "claw" games and Stacker, as well as classics like Roll-a-Ball.Bookings are highly recommended so make a booking today by giving Zone 3 Laser Games a call. « less
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Ranked #15 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 21 attractions in Launceston
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Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in Launceston
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Ranked #18 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Zoos
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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Entally Estate (Hadspen)
Ranked #19 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Historic Sites

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 #20 of 21 attractions in Launceston
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #21 of 21 attractions in Launceston
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