Things to do in and around Launceston, Tasmania


Launceston has plenty to enjoy. Whether it be an award-winning cellar door experience at Josef Chromy, just 15 minutes from the centre of the City, a long black at Amelia Espresso – with beans fresh from local roaster Ritual Coffee –  or a tasty brew of the amber variety at Saint John Craft Beer Bar, we have no doubt that you won’t go thirsty.

Launceston and the Tamar Valley boast over 30 vineyards – Chardonnay, Riesling,  Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Pinot Noir are all grown here, along with sparkling wines that are considered equal to those from Champagne.

The region, famed for its cool-climate wines, is now also home to a growing number of beer and cider producers, ranging from the historical Boag’s BreweryRed Brick Cider House, right through to micro craft brewers such as Van Dieman Brewing. And if you’re after a fine drop to take home, the Pinot ShopCrown CellarsLilydale LarderAlps and Amici Foodstore and Davies Grand Central have you covered, with a fantastic selection of locally produced tipples to keep your thirst at bay.