Guidebook for East Launceston

Matt

Guidebook for East Launceston

Food Scene
The perfect small cafe for Sunday breakfast!
Le Cafe on St George
39 Ann St
The perfect small cafe for Sunday breakfast!
One of the most popular breakfast places in Launceston which also has delicious treats.
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Aromas Fine Food Cafe
272 Charles St
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One of the most popular breakfast places in Launceston which also has delicious treats.
Great burgers to eat in or takeaway, but if you do want to take them away, call ahead to place your order.
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Burger Got Soul Launceston
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Great burgers to eat in or takeaway, but if you do want to take them away, call ahead to place your order.
Want to buy fresh Tassie food, listen to local buskers or just have great coffee? This is the place to go every Saturday morning from 8:30 until 12:30.
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Harvest Market
71 Cimitiere St
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Want to buy fresh Tassie food, listen to local buskers or just have great coffee? This is the place to go every Saturday morning from 8:30 until 12:30.
A cheap, but delicious BYO restaurant.
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Buddha Thai
168 Charles St
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A cheap, but delicious BYO restaurant.
The perfect weekend lunch destination. Kick back with a cold beer and warm meal as you take in the views down the Tamar River.
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Rosevears Hotel
215 Rosevears Dr
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The perfect weekend lunch destination. Kick back with a cold beer and warm meal as you take in the views down the Tamar River.
THE PLACE Launceston locals go for twilight picnics throughout the summer months. This is the perfect place to relax as the sun goes down. Only a short walk down the road and you will see people enjoying themselves in the park and having a meal most evenings.
Saint Georges Square
THE PLACE Launceston locals go for twilight picnics throughout the summer months. This is the perfect place to relax as the sun goes down. Only a short walk down the road and you will see people enjoying themselves in the park and having a meal most evenings.
Entertainment & Activities
This is walking distance from the house and has indoor and outdoor pools with swimming lanes. It also has a small water playground for littlies and inflatable obstacle courses for bigger kids. Most importantly, there is a café attached where you can recover and admire the view over a cappuccino.
Launceston Aquatic
18A High Street
This is walking distance from the house and has indoor and outdoor pools with swimming lanes. It also has a small water playground for littlies and inflatable obstacle courses for bigger kids. Most importantly, there is a café attached where you can recover and admire the view over a cappuccino.
AFL Footy. Tassie home of the Hawks.
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University of Tasmania Stadium
2 Invermay Rd
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AFL Footy. Tassie home of the Hawks.
Drinks & Nightlife
This is a local icon. It's a comfortable place to hang out for both locals and visitors. It's open 7 days with live music from Wednesday to Saturday each week and a folkish session on Sunday. Ask Oliver to pour you a Guinness and you'll get a shamrock on the top. My tip though is to never order food here - drink beer instead.
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The Royal Oak Hotel
14 Brisbane St
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This is a local icon. It's a comfortable place to hang out for both locals and visitors. It's open 7 days with live music from Wednesday to Saturday each week and a folkish session on Sunday. Ask Oliver to pour you a Guinness and you'll get a shamrock on the top. My tip though is to never order food here - drink beer instead.
Red Brick Road make their own cider and it's delicious. You can sample their ciders before you choose and Mary or another friendly bartender will tell you all about them. This is a great place to go if you just want to sit and have a drink with a good book to read. If you're a single traveller, this is the best place to go in Launceston.
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Red Brick Road Ciderhouse & Bar
63A Brisbane St
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Red Brick Road make their own cider and it's delicious. You can sample their ciders before you choose and Mary or another friendly bartender will tell you all about them. This is a great place to go if you just want to sit and have a drink with a good book to read. If you're a single traveller, this is the best place to go in Launceston.
If beer is your thing, then this is your destination. A bar which has up to 12 beers on tap, plus wines and spirits. They have a good bar snack menu too. We recommend the cheese balls. The best thing is that they're open every day until late.
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Saint John Craft Beer Bar
133 St John Street
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If beer is your thing, then this is your destination. A bar which has up to 12 beers on tap, plus wines and spirits. They have a good bar snack menu too. We recommend the cheese balls. The best thing is that they're open every day until late.
A place to have a beer while you watch the game on their television screens.
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Sporties Hotel
252 Charles St
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A place to have a beer while you watch the game on their television screens.
My favorite sunday afternoon destination. Beautiful setting with a little cafe and cellar door. It's nestled in amongst a handful of other wineries that together make a great tour!
Leaning Church Vineyard
76 Brooks Rd
My favorite sunday afternoon destination. Beautiful setting with a little cafe and cellar door. It's nestled in amongst a handful of other wineries that together make a great tour!
Everything Else
Pick up an arm full of brochures for all the interesting things to see and do.
Launceston Visitor Information Centre
68-72 Cameron St
Pick up an arm full of brochures for all the interesting things to see and do.
Something a bit more serious than a hangover? Help is close by.
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Launceston General Hospital (LGH)
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Something a bit more serious than a hangover? Help is close by.
Arts & Culture
Absolutely fascinating museum full of old cars and motorbikes and run by local enthusiasts who are mainly volunteers.
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National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
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Absolutely fascinating museum full of old cars and motorbikes and run by local enthusiasts who are mainly volunteers.
Our local museum which has a mishmash of exhibits. In one room you can find dinosaurs, old cars, shipwreck treasures and a Tasmanian Tiger! There's a hands-on science room which is fun for all ages and a planetarium. General entry is free which we like! They also have some excellent touring exhibits.
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Queen Victoria Museum and Planetarium
2 Invermay Rd
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Our local museum which has a mishmash of exhibits. In one room you can find dinosaurs, old cars, shipwreck treasures and a Tasmanian Tiger! There's a hands-on science room which is fun for all ages and a planetarium. General entry is free which we like! They also have some excellent touring exhibits.
Why not splash out on some local art? Or you could just play our game of choosing what we would buy if we won Tattslotto. Margot is very welcoming whether or not you want to purchase something or not.
Gallery Pejean
57 George St
Why not splash out on some local art? Or you could just play our game of choosing what we would buy if we won Tattslotto. Margot is very welcoming whether or not you want to purchase something or not.
Essentials
It's 3am and you've run out of Tim Tams? Davies Grand Central is a 24/7 petrol station with loads of groceries and gourmet Tassie fair.
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MOOD FOOD Grand Central
78-96 Wellington St
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It's 3am and you've run out of Tim Tams? Davies Grand Central is a 24/7 petrol station with loads of groceries and gourmet Tassie fair.
Coles Newstead
165A Elphin Road
Open 7 days. Easy walk down - bit of a hike coming back up the hill.
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Coles Launceston (Charles St)
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Open 7 days. Easy walk down - bit of a hike coming back up the hill.
High-end fancy-pants delicatessen & grocery store.
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Alps & Amici
52 Abbott St
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High-end fancy-pants delicatessen & grocery store.
24/7! Yes, that's right. Launceston has a 24 hour K-Mart! Whoo-hoo!
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Kmart Launceston
15 Racecourse Crescent
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24/7! Yes, that's right. Launceston has a 24 hour K-Mart! Whoo-hoo!
Parks & Nature
You can't visit Launceston without discovering this hidden treasure. Stunning views and a peaceful forest retreat complete with cafes and a fantastic restaurant. All within walking distance of town!
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Gorge Scenic Chairlift
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You can't visit Launceston without discovering this hidden treasure. Stunning views and a peaceful forest retreat complete with cafes and a fantastic restaurant. All within walking distance of town!
Want to see some of the best views in Tasmania? Head to the top of this mountain - you can drive right to the top in a standard car - and take in the vista. It's not too far from town but the drive through the forrest and onto the top of the world is worth it!
Mount Barrow Falls State Reserve
Want to see some of the best views in Tasmania? Head to the top of this mountain - you can drive right to the top in a standard car - and take in the vista. It's not too far from town but the drive through the forrest and onto the top of the world is worth it!
This is a great little locals beach with loads of interesting locations nearby. There's a quaint maritime museum & cafe, lighthouse, foghorn (they blow it every sunday at noon!) and fantastic views over the river and out to Bass Strait.
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Low Head
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This is a great little locals beach with loads of interesting locations nearby. There's a quaint maritime museum & cafe, lighthouse, foghorn (they blow it every sunday at noon!) and fantastic views over the river and out to Bass Strait.
Just a short drive out of Launceston is this stunning little oasis buried deep in the forest. A beautiful little river and waterfall just a short walk from the car park.
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Liffey Falls State Reserve
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Just a short drive out of Launceston is this stunning little oasis buried deep in the forest. A beautiful little river and waterfall just a short walk from the car park.
Just a short drive out of Launceston is this peaceful forrest reserve with walking tracks, picnic spots and waterfalls.
Lilydale Falls
Just a short drive out of Launceston is this peaceful forrest reserve with walking tracks, picnic spots and waterfalls.
Well worth a visit. If you're feeling like a good walk, start in town and head for the old Kings Bridge at the mouth of the South Esk river. Walk the tracks along the river, over the suspension bridge and on to the historic Duck Reach power station. Maybe 2 hours return? Best bit - coffee and cake at the Cataract Gorge cafe half way along the track.
Duck Reach Power Station
Well worth a visit. If you're feeling like a good walk, start in town and head for the old Kings Bridge at the mouth of the South Esk river. Walk the tracks along the river, over the suspension bridge and on to the historic Duck Reach power station. Maybe 2 hours return? Best bit - coffee and cake at the Cataract Gorge cafe half way along the track.