Situated at the southern end of the beautiful Tamar Valley wine growing region, Launceston is an elegant city of contrasts dotted with historical buildings and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Launceston is just over two hours drive north of Hobart where two rivers meet to become the Tamar River on its way north to the Bass Strait.
The city of Launceston is Australia’s third oldest city with a fascinating history evident in its elegant streetscapes featuring beautiful old buildings dating from early Colonial and convict times to Georgian and Victorian eras. Today these buildings house the city’s fashionable restaurants, cafes, banks and boutiques.
Just 15 minutes walk from the city is Cataract Gorge, a place of mystical beauty where steep rugged cliffs and wild areas attract rock climbers and a chair lift showcases the panoramic views. There are eateries on both sides of the Gorge and there are walking trails throughout.
Within walking distance of the Kings Bridge end of Cataract Gorge is Tasmania’s home of AFL, the Aurora Stadium as well as the impressive Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
Launceston is an ideal base for visiting the vineyards of the Tamar Valley with the Tamar Valley Wine Route offering the opportunity to sample some of Tasmania’s finest cool climate wines.
Alpine adventures can also be enjoyed from Launceston and include Ben Lomond National Park only a 34 minute drive from the city centre for rock climbing, bushwalking and skiing.
Peppers Accommodation at Launceston
At Launceston Peppers offers Peppers Seaport Hotel located on the waterfront, where the North and South Esk Rivers meet to become the Tamar. The hotel offers comfortable deluxe rooms while the suites boast balconies overlooking the Seaport Marina or the historic town, and views to the mountain beyond.
Beyond Launceston, Peppers also offer accommodation in the Tasmanian towns of Cradle Mountain and George Town.