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McDermotts Treasure Island Coaches
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6394 3535 or sales@mcdermotts.com.au
McDermott’s Treasure Island coaches are Tasmanian coach tour specialists. A family owned and operated company based in Launceston in Northern Tasmania.
They offer fully guided day tours of world renowned Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park... Read more

YesterYear Tours
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Contact: jbail@bigpond.com
Yester Year Tours offers a 90-minute walking tour of Launceston, Australia's third oldest city.
As you walk the compact city centre you can see some of Australia's best preserved examples of Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco architecture. The 90-... Read more

Valleybrook Wine Tours
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6334 0586 or info@valleybrook.com.au
All tours operate on demand every day except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Although full-day tours depart with a minimum of four, a booking will start with two. If no other guests join by the departure date, a half-day tour will proceed. Half-day tours operate with a minimum of two people.
Full-day and half-day morning tours leave around 1000 and half-day afternoons leave around 1315.. www.valleybrook.com.au Read more

Tiger Wilderness Tours
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Contact: 6394 3212 or tigerlee@southcom.com.au
Tiger Wilderness Tours provide tours departing from Launceston of Tasmania's northern region including Cradle Mountain. Imagine tours full of original ideas visiting carefully selected places. This is your opportunity to see one of Tasmania's best wet caves on your way to Cradle Mountain, taste Tasmania's cool climate wines and enjoy lunch touring the Pipers Brook region.In small groups you will experience guided walks and journeys along the back roads to natural places. Everything is covered including all entry fees, wine and food tasting and a free web photo gallery with every tour. Lunch and a glass of premium wine are included during the winery day tour.Hop aboard a 14-seat wide-bodied Toyota bus with air-conditioning and seat belts. The guided walks provide cultural history and fasc... Read more

Tasmanian Expeditions
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Contact: 6339 3999, 1300 666 856 or info@tas-ex.com
Tasmanian Expeditions offers bushwalking and adventure tours in Tasmania's national parks and wilderness areas. Tasmanian Expeditions is based in Launceston, northern Tasmania, a two hour drive north of Hobart (199 kilometres/123.6 miles).Established in 1989, Tasmanian Expeditions offers a broad range of fully-guided tours in some of the world's most pristine and beautiful environments, including the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You can choose from a range of short and extended bushwalking tours with cabin or camping accommodation as well as cycling, rock climbing, white water rafting and sea-kayaking tours.You may wish to walk the Overland Track or undertake the more challenging South Coast Track. Choose from a range of walks at Cradle Mountain, the Walls of Jerusalem, Bay of... Read more

Tasmanian Escape
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6344 1206 or rex@tasmanianescape.com
Tasmanian Escape offer luxury four-wheel-drive tours around Tasmania, based in Launceston.
Tasmanian Escape operates day tours as well as extended tours. Choose from Tasmania’s popular destinations as well as remote, less visited regions of the st... Read more

Tamar River Cruises
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Contact: 6334 9900 or info@tamarrivercruises.com.au
Tamar River Cruises offer cruises on the beautiful Tamar River in Launceston, northern Tasmania. Experience the excitement and history of Launceston's spectacular Tamar River from the comfort of the unique vessels. The Tamar River is Australia's longest navigable tidal estuary and supports Australia's third oldest city, Launceston. Informative commentary from local skippers takes you on an historical journey where you will discover the stories and tales that shaped Launceston and the magnificent Tamar Valley. Travel into the heart of the Tamar and view the navigable section of the spectacular Cataract Gorge. Sample the delights of local wines and cheeses as you view breathtaking scenery, world class vineyards, historical buildings and rural settings. Frequent encounters of wildlife includ... Read more

Seaport Charters
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Contact: jmrandall@bigpond.com
Seaport Charters offer luxury river cruises, located in the heart of Launceston, northern Tasmania.
Take a cruise on the Tamar River with Seaport Charters aboard MV Seaport Explorer which can carry 90 passengers, is fully licensed and is wheelchai... Read more

Editor's Choice - Hargate
By Lisa Monk

When it comes to things to see and do, and areas of immense natural beauty, Tasmania has more than its fair share… and Launceston certainly punches above its weight with so many sights to see, things to do, and experiences to enjoy and indulge in.  Known as ‘The Valley of the Senses’ thanks to the many flowers of the nearby Cataract Gorge, Launceston also has myriad restaurants, cafes and gourmet outlets to further tempt your senses. It is the third oldest city in Australia, behind Sydney and Hobart and has magnificent examples of Victorian and Georgian architecture, giving the city a mellow sense of history. Hargate sits very comfortably in Launceston, being a heritage listed Queen Anne Federation home built between 1900 and 1903.  It is a short drive from t... Read more

By Kylie Jane Degeling

This delightful Tasmanian city nestled in the Tamar Valley is often nicknamed The Valley of the Senses. Some believe the reason for this nickname is the aromatic and colourful flowers of Cataract Gorge. Others consider the city’s reputation for fine wines and gourmet food to be the main reason. But in reality, it is due to all of these, as well as the caress of gentle breezes and lush moss, the sounds of rushing water in the Gorge during floods, and the songs of regional birds in the abundant bushland. Founded in 1805, this historic city is actually the third oldest in Australia (with Sydney and Hobart being the first and second respectively). It was originally called Patersonia, after Lieutenant Colonel Paterson (coincidentally, one of my distant relatives) but he later changed it ... Read more

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