….. we pronounce it Lonnie (go figure!)

1. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

QVMAG, one of Australia’s finest regional museums, is not only a screening venue for BOFA but where you’ll find the QVMAG Tasmanian history and natural science collections. The Art Gallery has ten galleries, the Guan Di Temple and the ArtSparks! Family Art Space. Don’t miss the Railway Workshops still left as they were when the Precinct downed tools when trains no longer ran in Tasmania.


2. James Boags Brewery

Book a James Boag’s brewery tour, view Boag’s brands, or find out about the history of the world-class Launceston brewery.


3. Tasmanian Wood Design Collection – Design Centre

World class design and unique Tasmanian timbers in the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection – Design Centre, Launceston


4. City Park

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.


5. The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

This collection of cars and motorcycles spans a hundred years of style and technical achievement with its impressive collection of traditional and contemporary marques.


6. Launceston Cataract Gorge & First Basin

Launceston’s own piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city centre.


Nearby Tamar Valley

7. The Tamar Valley Wine Route

Features more than 20 vineyards offering wine tasting and sales just a short drive away.
Website. Tamar Valley Wine


8. Barnbougle Dunes

Play golf at Barnbougle Dunes Australia’s #1 Public Golf Course and World #7 public access course


9. Tasmanian Zoo

Tasmania Zoo is the perfect local place to see Tasmanian Devils up close


10. National Trust

Explore Australia’s finest historic homes


11. Seahorse World

Discover the secret life of seahorses at Seahorse World



12. Hobart

Hobart, the home of MONA, the controversial world class museum of old and new art, is a scenic 2 hours drive away on good roads. Hobart boasts some of the best colonial architecture in Australia, plus excellent restaurants, markets, museums and world class scenery including Mt Wellington on its doorstep.


13. MONA

A two hour drive to Hobart takes you to Australia’s most exciting and controversial new museum,
the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)


North West wilderness

14. Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, the start of the 65-kilometre (40-mile) Overland Track through the Central Highlands wilderness, is just three hours drive from Launceston and a great place to see rainforest and majestic mountains


15. North Coast

The fertile north-west coast, an hour’s drive away, also has beaches, mountains and fresh produce to tempt the traveller.


For visitor information go to

Launceston Northern Tasmania Tasmania