Launceston, TAS

Launceston, TAS

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Support your club and turn the game into a getaway in Launceston. AFL Travel packages include return flights, accommodation, Virgin Australia lounge access and reserved match tickets. Plus our Match Day Guarantee will see you win, even if the boys don’t.

Conquer Launceston and the North

If you’re going to follow the footy down south, you’d be mad not to make an epic time of it in Launceston and the North. Head straight to Blue Derby to experience some of the best mountain bike trails you’re ever likely to ride. Keep in motion and tee-off at Barnbougle and then finish with a history lesson dating back to 1881 on a Boag’s Brewery Tour. There’s plenty more to be sliced and diced to create your ultimate Tassie getaway. Eat well at the Great Chef Series and play well on ground. Team your trip up with one of our awesome events.

Here are a few of our off-the-field tips to lend a hand – 3 day, 7 day or go the extra bounce and stay on for 14 days.


See & Do

Lets Do Lunch

Josef Chromy Wines

Daily at 12pm

2 course lunch with matching wine

Cellar door tasting

Add from $105 Per person

Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary


Day Tours - hourly

Night Feeding Tour daily at 5:30pm

Add from $18 Per person

Cradle Mountain Day Tour

  • Cradle Mountain
  • Full Day
  • Enchanted Forest Walk
  • Dove Lake
Add from $168 Per person

Discovery Cruise

Tamar River Cruises
  • 2.5 hour cruise
  • Morning tea
  • Wine & Beer Tasting
  • Fruit Platter


Add from $89 Per person

Bay Of Fires Tour

  • Full Day
  • Lavender Farm
  • Fingal Valley
  • Oyster Tasting


Add from $130 Per person

Cataract Gorge Cruise

Tamar River Cruises
  • 1 hour Cruise
  • Cataract Gorge
  • Kings Wharf
Add from $29 Per person

Go Behind the Label

Josef Chromy Wines

Guided tour

Wine tasting

2 course lunch with matching wines

Add from $132 Per person

Fly Fishing

Josef Chromy Wines

4 hours

fly fishing gear

2 course lunch with matching wine

Add from $500 Per person

What's On

Tasmanian Whisky Week

4 - 13 August 2017

Tasmanian Whisky Week consists of multiple events over 10 days that celebrate Tasmanian whisky in local distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels. The inaugural event in July 2016 was an outstanding success and the 2017 event will be even better.

Local distilleries are opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes public tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities to showcase their award winning products.

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe

13 August 2017

Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate. Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience. Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.

Great Chef Series

March - August 2017

Between the months of March and August 2017, TasTAFE Drysdale presents the 'Great Chefs Series' in Launceston and Hobart. The series is an opportunity for some of the most influential culinary minds on the planet to mentor, coach and collaborate with the developing talent within the Tasmanian hospitality industry and TasTAFE Drysdale using Tasmanian produce.

The Launceston line-up includes world-class international chefs Alain Passard, Dominique Crenn and Christian Puglisi (March and April) along with Australian chefs Guillaume Brahimi, David Moyle (April and May), Phil Wood and Mike McEnearney (July and August).

Festival of Voices

30 June - 16 July 2017

Festival of Voices transforms our towns into singing cities every July. As Australia's premier celebration of the voice, the Festival attract thousands of singers, choristers and music lovers, for the chance to hear harmonies soaring in concert halls, theatres and public spaces across the state. The Festival is proud to bring some of the most respected singers from across Australia and overseas to our shores. For twelve years we have presented a remarkable program of performances and - uniquely - vocal workshops run by critically acclaimed artists, creating a Festival experience like no other.

Targa Tasmania

24 - 29 April 2017

Over six days of Targa Tasmania, the world’s best touring, sports and GT cars compete in competitive stages on the Island’s toughest roads.

They travel more than 2000 kilometres (1200 miles) to challenge the best in their category. Each year up to 300 of the world's finest cars and drivers compete on Tasmania's scenic routes and mountain passes.

It's your chance to get close to the best from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lotus, Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Audi, Nissan and Toyota.

Harvest Launceston Farmers Market


Every Saturday morning in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market brightens a quiet inner city car park and brings the farm gate to you. Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on baskets brimming with Tasmania's freshest seasonal produce, artificial hormone-free meat, organic dairy, artisan bread and pastries, bright summer berries or blushing autumn apples.

Savour a locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders and home-made preserves for the journey home.

Harvest Launceston Community Farmers' Market is held every Saturday from 8.30am until 12.30pm at 71 Cimitiere Street (car park opposite Albert Hall), Launceston.