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Launceston Travel Guide  

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Launceston is located at the intersection point of Rivers Tamar, South Esk and North Esk. It is a city in north Tasmania with a population of 1,03,000.
Launceston enjoys a temperate climate with an average temperature of 24°C in summers and 6°C in winters. It can be visited all year round as it does not have any extremes of climate.
A medieval period town and the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston is also known as ‘The Garden City’ because of its beautiful setting in the Tamar Valley and its marvellous vineyards.
Established in 1805, it is Australia’s third oldest city and has several historical sites. It is dominated by numerous castles dating back to the Celtic times which were built by the first Norman Earl of Cornwall, Brian de Bretagne in the eleventh century.

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Reviews Launceston

Robert Bale
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Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Launceston has much to offer to its visitors. It has several beautiful churches that are architectural masterpieces, the most popular one being the sixteenth-century Saint Mary Magdalene Church. There are also a number of art galleries that exhibit as well as... more sell beautiful antiques. Lawrence House, a renowned museum with a rare collection of artefacts, and Queen Victoria Museum, considered to be one of the best regional galleries in Australia, are definitely worth a visit. Built in the nineteenth century, the Launceston Steam Railway station is another must-visit. Tamar Valley, famous for its vineyards, is also a great place to explore with its beautiful landscapes. Rock climbers will love the Launceston Gorge. Like many other Australian cities, Launceston also has marvellous beaches which are extremely safe for water sports.
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