Things to Do (Walking distance)
Restaurants (close to the motel)
Pierres, The Metz Cafe & Bar, Toros Spanish Restaurant, Me Wah Chinese Restaurant, Star of Siam Thai Restaurant, Tandoor & Curry House Indian Restaurant, The Prickly Cactus Mexican Restaurant, Mekong Vietnamese, Stillwater Restaurant, Franco's Italian Restaurant, Jailhouse Grill, Dynasty Chinese Restaurant and Mt Elephant Pancakes.
Amenities and things to do (close to the motel)
City Shopping precinct, Internet Kiosk, Shopping, Cafes, Banks, Museums, Gallery, Tourism & Information Centre, Cataract Gorge, Parks, River Cruises, Boardwalk, Tamar Valley Wineries, Golf Courses, Race Tracks - Gallops, Trots & Greyhounds, Hospital, Occasional Child Care, Children's Fun Gymnasium and Activity Centre, Petrol Station, Food Hall, TAB, Swimming Pool and Post Office.
Links to some of the favourite "things to do" in the Launceston CBD
CITYPROM Launceston is home to many attractions...wineries, mazes, antique stores, berry farms, apple orchards, an iconic brewery, lavender farms, alfresco cafes. As Australia's third oldest city, Launceston has a rich history. Walk around our beautiful city and see fabulously restored heritage buildings and visit the stunning museums. The Brisbane Street Mall is the oldest shopping mall in Australia and we believe it is still the best! It's magnificent open spaces house major national retail chains and department stores through to unique local fashion and art boutiques.
TAMAR RIVER CRUISES Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct. Head north past Tamar Island, historical buildings, churches, hotels and significant homesteads. Sample the rich diversity of life as we cruise past quaint riverfront communities, vineyards and farms to the notable Batman Bridge. The Tamar Valley is steeped with romance and studded with bushrangers, explorers and tales of gold diggers.
CATARACT GORGE Launceston's own piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city centre. Here you'll find walking and hiking trails, the world's longest single span chairlift, swimming pool, restaurant, kiosk, peacocks and wildlife, gardens, suspension bridge, Interpretation Centre and lookouts with spectacular views.
CITY PARK City Park is located in the heart of Launceston. This beautiful parkland features mature trees and shrubs, a display of annual flowers, a Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, the John Hart Conservatory, a duck pond, senses garden, monuments, chess board, historic Albert Hall, barbeque area and a children's playground.
QV MUSEUM & ART GALLERY The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), in Launceston, is Australia's largest regional museum. QVMAG is Launceston's arts, cultural and creative heartbeat and gateway to local history and character. It enjoys a national profile for its collections of Australian colonial art, decorative arts and design, Tasmanian history and natural science.
PLANETARIUM The Planetarium projector, the heart of the system, reproduces all of the stars visible to the unaided eye from the southern hemisphere, and simulates the apparent motion of the stars as the earth rotates. Each programme runs for 25 to 30 minutes, followed by a talk describing the current sights of the Tasmanian night sky, showing the positions of the planets and constellations.
LAUNCESTON AQUATIC CENTRE Launceston Aquatic is the newest aquatic centre in Tasmania and offers state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure facilities. Officially opened on 22 May 2009 Launceston Aquatic boasts eight water spaces and many other features to meet the needs of a range of community groups and individuals.
CRAZY GOLF 18 Holes of the craziest putt putt golf, all indoor facility in town! Admission covers: one game of 18 hole crazy golf, mirror maze and jumping castle. They also have a range of game machines, plus snack and drink machines. Enjoy a coffee while you relax on our massage chairs.
BOAGS BREWERY TOUR An informative one hour tour showing how beers are brewed and packaged, followed by an educational tasting session.