Launceston is a small, easy to explore, compact city where you can walk the elegant streetscapes, visit century old parks and dine at waterfront eateries. A boardwalk links the Seaport to Inveresk, where you can visit one of Australia's best regional galleries, the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk.

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Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart. This small, compact city is easy to explore. You can walk the elegant streetscapes and through century old parks, which sit beside revitalised areas such as Launceston Seaport, with its waterfront eateries. A boardwalk links the Seaport to Inveresk, where you can visit one of Australia's best regional galleries, the Queen Victoria Museum at Inveresk.

The boardwalk also takes you to Home Point rowing course, passing Ritchies Mill, with its galleries and restaurants. Continue along the zig-zagging path into Cataract Gorge, a place of mystical beauty. Its steep, rugged cliffs and wild areas attract rock climbers and a chairlift allows all to enjoy the panoramic views. As a waterway it is also amazing in its displays of the power of nature; the normally placid 'basin' can become a torrent and whirlpool filled spectacle.

For more information on where to stay and what to do, see our Launceston directory.

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