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Things to do and see in Launceston

This is one of the oldest cities in Australia. Things to do in Launceston are usually connected with history since there are many important buildings with the rich stories.

1. Franklin House

Franklin House

In this house you can see the oldest schoolroom open to the public in north of Tasmania. This is great place to see both for kids and adults. besides the schoolroom you can enjoy morning or afternoon tea or the lunch. Around the house is a garden. Tickets are only 5 dollars per person.

3. National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

Museum hosts big collection of motorcycles and cars that show the exciting history and development of automobile industry in international ways. Here you can rest your eyes on old and contemporary marques and enjoy style, history, engineering and style. Some of the cars there are Mercedes, Bentley, Rolls - Royce and Jaguar. The museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and in winter from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets fro adults are 11,75 dollars and kids under 16 years old will pay 6,50 dollars.

5. City Park

City Park

City Park of Launceston is bounded by Brisbane and also home to colony of macaque monkeys. Here you can enjoy in the botanic garden and two museums - museum of furniture and museum of radio. Kids can use city park Train and ride around the park. There is also huge kids playing ground and the chess board - little something for everybody.

2. Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

This important building celebrated 120th anniversary in 2011. Today it has two sites, first is the 19th century railway workshop at Inveresk and the second is Royal Park building from 1891. In both buildings you can see many interesting exhibitions, for example about the transforming the Tasmania, Phenomena Factory, heritage trail and sporting life of the island. There is also a cafe and souvenir shop.

4. Cataract Gorge Reserve

Cataract Gorge Reserve

This reserve is the most visited natural attraction of Tasmania and it is also a reason the city was founded 200 years ago. It is only 15 minutes far from the city center. The reserve also offers walking trails, the longest single span chair lift in the world, an ancient hydro electric station, restaurant, cafe and the swimming pool. In this place you can also stroll across suspension bridge.

Launceston is the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity. So, things to do in Launceston are numerous and with the rich historic underground.

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