Summer Experiences in Launceston Tasmania
Here in Launceston, long summer days are best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. If you’ve been partaking in Festivale you’ll know exactly how enjoyable our February weather can be. Let’s hunt down some of the best summer moments in Tassie’s ‘northern capital’.
Stock up on seasonal ingredients
Your first stop of a sunny Saturday morning must be Harvest Market to pick up juicy apples, local honey and preserves, along with beetroot and crisp lettuce varieties for a colourful lunch. While you’re close, stop by and explore local artwork at Design Tasmania.
Get acquainted with the Gorge
Over the summer months Cataract Gorge becomes the place to be for locals and travellers alike. Splash around in the free outdoor swimming pool with its million-dollar river view, then drift high above on the world’s longest single span chairlift. For the full perspective, join Tamar River Cruises and glide up through the Gorge as curious wallabies watch on from the scrub.
Join the locals for a beer
On warm evenings head to one of the city’s hip watering holes for an icy cold beverage. Saint John Craft Beer is renowned for its offbeat Tassie brews on tap, while Red Brick Ciderhouse offers cool and cloudy handcrafted ciders just down the road.
Get your smoothie on
Vegos, vegans and veggie-lovers rejoice! Earthy Eats is the place to be when the sun is shining for a locally roasted coffee or a wholesome smoothie. The team here puts a whole lot of effort into sourcing sustainable produce from local growers. One taste of their crunchy salads, and you’ll soon see why.
Lay back with live music
Summer is simply made for open-air concerts in the hills surrounding Launceston. Look out for dreamy weekend live music at Sharmans Wines, Josef Chromy Wines and Goaty Hill Wines. Some offer epicurean delights from their chefs, while others encourage you to pack a gourmet picnic of your own.
Savour a seafood platter for two
You’ll experience some of the state’s best seafood at Hallams Waterfront Restaurant. In the summertime their seafood platter for two hits the spot, with freshly shucked oysters, mussels and scallops direct from the coast. Pair with a Tasmanian cool climate wine for a real treat.
Itinerary suggestions are provided by Tourism Northern Tasmania, and represent only a small selection of a diverse array of experiences to be found across our part of this fantastic state, Tasmania.
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