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Weekend activities within 1 hour of Launceston

Need some ideas on what to do over a weekend? Check out this list of activities all within one hours drive from Launceston.
Here is a list of 8 activities all within one hour from Launceston

This list of 8 activities is a great start to exploring the region. Start at the bottom, top or middle but definitely visit them all! Don't forget to check out what else is in and around the region of your chosen activity. With so much to explore you can easily plan something for every weekend!

1. Mole Creek Caves

At this unique and fascinating site, you’ll be able to choose from three different cave tours across either the Marakoopa Caves or King Solomon Caves. Delve into the history of the caves and escape to into the underground. This family friendly experience is not one to be missed.

2. Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary

Since 1979 Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary has been caring for Tasmania’s native animals and providing a haven for the flora and fauna ever since. With over 70 acres of natural habitat to wander around, see free roaming Kangaroos or jump on a guided tour for an intimate and educational experience.

3. Cataract Gorge

Just a short walk from Launceston City Centre, the stunning Cataract Gorge offers everything you could want for a day out in nature with all the comforts of being minutes from the city centre. Walking & hiking trails, scenic chairlift rides, gorgeous gardens, panoramic lookouts and local wildlife plus a swimming pool, restaurant, and café will easily keep you occupied for the day.

4. Hot Air Balloon Tasmania

Looking for a different way to take in the spectacular scenery and landscape of the north? Hot Air Balloon Tasmania provides the perfect way to escape into the clouds. Whether you’re an adventure seeker or wanting to experience some peaceful tranquillity, this is an experience not to be missed.

5. Barnbougle

Whether you are a seasoned golf enthusiast or beginner, Barnbougle offers the perfect getaway for everyone. Set amongst wild and dramatic landscape, the courses have been developed to complement and enhance the natural surroundings rather than detract from it. Since its conception, Barnbougle has quickly earned its spot as a favourite among the golfers around the world.

6. Little Rivers Brewing Co.

This boutique microbrewery located in Scottsdale provides quality, handcrafted beer only a stone’s throw away from the famous Pipers River wine route. Made with no preservatives or additives, these beers are a must try. The core range features 5 staples as well as limited releases that are constantly evolving.

6. Low Head Penguin Tours

Since 1996, Low Head Penguin Tours have offered an intimate, small group touring experience. This ensures that everyone who visits has a personal and memorable experience while carefully maintaining the penguin’s natural habitat.

7. Tasmanian Wool Centre

Nestled within the quaint town of Ross, the Tasmanian Wool Centre was established in 1988 to depict the local heritage and historical links to wool growing in the area. Visit and learn about the unique history of Ross, the globally recognised wool that has been produced locally and treat yourself to a locally made wool souvenir at the shop!

8. Seahorse World / Platypus House

No matter what season or weather, Seahorse World & Platypus House is a must-do for a unique, educational and family friendly experience. Located at picturesque Beauty Point just a 45min drive from Launceston, visitors can see and learn about these mysterious underwater creatures.


Image credit (Vineyards in the Tamar Valley): Tourism Tasmania and Kathryn Leahy