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About Launceston

Get to know the place.

Welcome to Launceston – Launnie for short.

The meeting place of three waterways, our beautiful valley has been a cultural hub and gastronomic centre for more than two thousand generations.

The first to love this land were the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, who have one of the oldest continuing cultures in the world. Today, around 90,000 people call Launnie home. There are no tourists here – just locals and temporary locals still discovering their true north.

Our city is human scale. A series of green and wild spaces linked by heritage streetscapes and thoughtful adaptions. A real blend of old-world and new, tradition and innovation. We’ve honed our craft and aren’t scared to experiment either – there’s always something exciting bubbling away.

Our natural and built heritage, food, wine (and spirit) have drawn together a diverse community of makers, artisans, storytellers and nature lovers from all over the world. Culture takes many forms, and we’ve made life’s simple pleasures an art.

We aren’t much into big-city swagger, but you’ll find plenty of charm. Our close-knit community always has time for people, time to connect. Here, the farm gate is the local store, nature is our playground, and the cellar never runs dry.

The table is set, the company is excellent, all we’re really missing now is you.