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Stay in Launceston or further north??

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Stay in Launceston or further north??

Hi all - we (with our 2 chn aged 7 & 9 )are planning a 16 day trip to Tassie in January with our caravan.. Along the way we would like to check out the area around Launceston / Tamar Valley etc. We are interested in going to seahorse world, Platypus house, Beaconsfield, maybe doing a Tamar river cruise and Cataract Gorge.

My question is - should we stay in Launceston and do day trips to see the above, or stay somewhere like Beauty Point and include a day trip to Launceston??

Also - can anyone recommend any great caravan parks in these areas?

Thanks so much!!

Cheers :)

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1. Re: Stay in Launceston or further north??

You'll have a much greater choice of accommodation and eateries in Launceston.

And it's an easy day trip to Beauty Point/Beaconsfield.

There are several caravan parks worth looking at. Launceston Holiday Park at Legana is probably the best of those in/near the city. Treasure Island is dead average.

Up north, we have stayed at Greens Beach, but food options - other than the adjacent general store - are non-existent. Beauty Point is right on the water - but again, there are few food choices. And there's another one at Kelso Sands.

Also look at Discovery Holiday Park at nearby Hadspen. It's pretty good.


Launceston, Tasmania
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2. Re: Stay in Launceston or further north??

If you are staying in the North I would recommend heading up to Bridport, Scottsdale and the North East. Beautiful beaches at Bridport and a few good pubs and takeaways for food (best fish and chips in tassie) and Scottsdale has a free camping site. From there you can even head down straight to the East Coast.

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