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Visiting Tasmania

There are an enormous amount of things to see and do in Tasmania. Not to mention many places to stay, eat and drink at. Naturally we cannot list them all; however here is a list of a few of our favourites in the North:

LAUNCESTON & THE NORTH

Stay

 

Stillwater SEVEN

The Stillwater SEVEN apartments are by the team behind Launceston's brilliant restaurant Stillwater.  Experience the architecture of the 1830’s waterfront flour mill transformed by Tasmania’s nationally acclaimed Cumulus Studio and featuring bespoke furniture crafted out of select Tasmanian timbers by award winning designer Simon Ancher. An in-room pantry and bar groaning with rare and top quality Tasmanian treats and the premium service Stillwater is so well known for. 

 

Peppers Silo Hotel

Peppers Silo Hotel offers premium, luxury riverfront accommodation ideal for a getaway in the Tamar Valley

twofourtwo Apartments

Launceston's ultra-chic historic serviced and self-catering apartments...

 

Eat & Drink

Bread + Butter

Bread + Butter is a cafe + bakery offering handcrafted pastries + sourdough breads for breakfast and lunch.  The building also incorporates the Small Batch Butter Factory by Tasmania Butter Co.

Sweetbrew

Uniquely housed in an old coach way and comprised of several rooms Sweetbrew is a specialty espresso bar and cafe offering up brunch, a variety of Manubread pastries and fine Five Senses coffee.

Pachinko Eats

One of the most exciting places to open in the last 6 months in Launceston.  We love it!  

Pachinko are a modern-Asian restaurant that sources produce locally to create a refined yet casual cuisine. Due to the highly seasonal nature of Tasmanian produce their menu changes frequently so as to guarantee quality and freshness.

The food menu is accompanied by a thoughtfully paired drinks list featuring craft brews, local small batch wines, and natural/organic/biodynamic/lo-fi plonk.

Black Cow Bistro

Black Cow showcases premium, aged, free-range, grass-fed, artificial hormone free Tasmanian beef.  Dishes are designed around fresh local produce and served in a warm bistro style atmosphere alongside premium Tasmanian wines and also some from further afield.

Timbre Kitchen

Another big favourite of ours.

Chef Matt Adams and his team pack a whole lot of punch into their dishes.  Using local seasonal produce Matt hams it up with Japanese and Korean flavours, with nearly all dishes getting little bit of time in the wood fired oven.

Me Wah

Classical and innovative Cantonese cuisine.

Stillwater Restaurant

Situated in the historic Ritchie's Mill at the mouth of the Cataract Gorge, the restaurant glows with the authentic warmth only an 1830s timber building can offer. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Novaro's Italian Restaurant

Offering a provincial Italian dining experience, Novaro's is an award winning, intimate restaurant specialising in local produce.

Something else

Saint John Craft Beer Bar

Saint John's features up to 14 taps with the best of international, Australian and Tasmanian craft beer. As well as a fantastic range of bottled beer (170+), craft ciders, wines and top-shelf spirits. BYO food for lunch with plenty of options nearby for excellent meals, & good nosh knocked out of the food van out the back from 5.00pm.

Alps & Amici Foodstore & Kitchen

With an emphasis on local produce Alps & Amici is the one stop shop! Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and small goods, bread, cheese, wine, artisan beer, grocery items and best of all ready-to-go restaurant quality meals. 

To Do

Harvest Market - every Saturday morning 8.30am - 12.30pm

Every Saturday morning in the heart of the Tamar Valley, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market brightens a quiet inner city car park and brings the farm gate to you. Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on baskets brimming with Tasmania’s freshest seasonal produce, ethically raised meat, free from artificial hormones, organic dairy, artisan bread and pastries, bright summer berries or blushing autumn apples.

Tamar Valley Wine Route

Follow the yellow and blue signs to discover more than thirty cellar doors spread over 170km around the Tamar Valley.

Design Centre

The Design Centre has Australia's only museum collection of contemporary wood design. The Design Centre runs exhibitions and tours of crafts, design and art, both nationally and internationally.

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Galley

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) is Launceston's arts, cultural and creative heartbeat and gateway to Tasmania's history and character. Great exhibitions and collections for young and old.

Catarach Gorge

Launceston's own piece of wilderness only a 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the city centre. Stunning walking trails, gardens and wildlife. Not to mention the world's longest single span chairlift, suspension bridge, swimming pool, restaurant, kiosk, and café.

The Old Launceston Seaport

Great cafes and restaurants set along the boardwalk of the Tamar River.

City Park

Located in the heart of Launceston. This beautiful parkland features mature trees and shrubs, a display of annual flowers, a Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, the John Hart Conservatory, a duck pond, barbeque area and a children's playground.