Let’s face it your itinerary is probably nothing more than a few scrawled notes and a couple of tabs left open on your web browser. Time has escaped you, and so far only flights, hire car and your accommodation on arrival into Launceston is booked. Concierge Tasmania is here to help. Simon will meet you at your Air B&B, hotel lobby or local café to plan your adventures. Whether travel plans are required for a day trip, weekend or long stay Simon’s local knowledge of Launceston and beyond will enhance your experience immeasurably. In an hour or so of guidance, perhaps over coffee, you will be on your way with confidence, ready to explore all that the region has to offer. Your personalised journey awaits.
ADVENTURE FOR ALL
Simon understands the challenges of family travel. Having lived in the UK for a time, and with three kids of his own, striking a balance between what parents and children want to see and do is not an easy task. Tasmania has no shortage of lesser known family friendly adventures suitable for all ages and experience levels.
WILDERNESS & WILDLIFE
The iconic destinations have a multitude of options. Scaling Cradle Mountain may be a choice for the more experienced and enthusiastic. The King Billy Walk envelopes you in pristine, lush rainforest, a leisurely stroll of about an hour offering a captivating introduction to Tasmania’s stunning wilderness.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Tasmania more recently has become a destination for mountain bike riding at the internationally recognised Blue Derby Trails. Some of Australia’s finest golf courses are on the north-east coast of Tasmania and over the winter months you can catch an AFL game in both Launceston or Hobart. Perhaps a back up plan of indoor rock climbing, should the weather become less than desirable.
FOOD & WINE & FARMERS’ MARKETS & GIN & DINING & CIDER…
The Tamar Valley Wine Route has been recognised as one of the ‘must do’ wine journeys in the world. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the two most prolifically grown grape varieties in the region with much of it destined for sparkling wine that is gaining recognition throughout the wine world. Every Saturday morning Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market gets underway with the finest Tasmanian produce on display.
THEN & NOW
Launceston is noted as a town with one of the finest examples of early Australian architecture. Both its parks and historic buildings have stood the test of time. A meandering walk through town from City Park to Prince’s Square showcases early colonial buildings, art deco developments, and the brutalist Henty House should not be missed. A coffee stop is almost mandatory and Simon can tell you his favourite places to get your fix.