6 – 9 April 2018
Launceston in Northern Tasmania is the state’s second larget city. With a population of around 84,000, it is smaller than Asheville, North Carolina. This low-rise city has more of a big town vibe. Located at the confluence of the North and South Esk Rivers which form the Tamar River, it was established early in Tasmania’s history.
We stayed in an histroric hotel in town. At first glance, the city failed to wow us but as we walked around we found more and more endearing qualities.
Launceston has a number of architectural treasures and a vibrant business district. The City Park has monkees, that was an unexpected surprise! The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania is small but well worth a visit. And of course the aforementioned Cataract Gorge is outstanding.
We did not know much about the city before we arrived but we will leave Tasmania forever remembering this little gem.
Central Business District
National Automobile Museum