Explore wildlife-rich wetlands in the sun-soaked summer or spend cosy winter days touring a historical museum or art gallery. The riverside city of Launceston is full of cutting-edge restaurants and award-winning breweries, so you can settle down with a plate and a pint after a day gawking at the staggering views from the Cataract Gorge chairlift.
There’s the option of staying central in minimalist suites, or maybe you’ll base yourself by the Tamar Valley where fresh produce and wines are available in abundance. South of the city, sauna sessions and fine dining are par for the course, while re-imagined old properties close to Launceston’s thriving heart provide soothing spa time next to sumptuous sleeping quarters. If you’ve been meaning to hop over to Australia’s most southern state, our picks of Launceston accommodation will call you in for a weekend away you’ll be eager to repeat.