Launceston, Tasmania's second largest city, has a population of 66,000 and is located 123 miles north of Hobart at the head of the Tamar
River. The Tamar Valley has become quite famous for its chardonnays and boutique wineries.
Old Launceston Seaport has a wonderful marina, restaurants, shops and places to stay.
The city, founded in 1805, has many Victorian and Georgian buildings, parks and churches.
Cataract Gorge Reserve is 10 minutes from Launceston. You can hike the gorge and there is also a suspension
bridge and the longest single span chair lift in the world.
Cruising the Tamar River.
Woolmer's Estate, one of the many historic buildings.