Launceston is one of the oldest cities in Australia, nestled in the Tamar River Valley at the confluence of the North Esk, South Esk and Tamar Rivers. The city is decorated with historic buildings housing fascination museums, charming cafes, quaint shops, and vibrant galleries. Launceston has a provincial ambiance with beautiful parks, riverside walks and hilly streets lined by weatherboard houses. Launceston mixes city and country charms, with heritage streetscapes, a slice of urban wilderness and all the ingredients for a gourmet experience. Tasmania's second-largest city is one of only two in Australia to be named as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and its Saturday farmers' market is among the best in the nation.
Perfect combination for a great Vacation! Begin your trip in Hobart; this city combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty. Up next is Cradle Mountain, one of the most stunning World Heritage sites on earth. Glacial mountains, pristine lakes and eucalyptus forests provide breathtaking scenery and iconic walks. Whether you wish to be energized or pursue more sedate undertakings, Cradle Mountain has plenty of activities to choose from. Then escape to Devonport, located on the Mersey River and the Bass Strait coast, it enjoys river, ocean, mountain views and plenty to explore right in town. Lastly is Launceston, Tasmania's second major city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. You will find city and country charm, gorgeous old towns, and excellent food and wine. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.