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Special Olympics Australia

Welcome to Launceston, or Launnie for short – your home away from home for the Special Olympics Australia National Games in October 2022.

A place to connect with a community of locals, we are quietly proud of our idyllic city and region and ready to warmly welcome you all.

With the Games taking place in various unique venues across the region, there will be no shortage of opportunities to explore Northern Tasmania.

The city has an abundance of natural wonders to discover, while our position in the heart of Tasmania provides you with the perfect base for your Tasmanian adventure.

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Come for the event, stay for the experience

Choose Your Adventure

Whether you’re a foodie, a thrill-seeker, nature-lover or history buff, there is something for you here in Northern Tasmania. Make the most of your trip and start planning today. We look forward to showing you what Northern Tasmania has to offer.

Connect with us on social media and share your Games experiences by using the hashtags: #visitnortherntasmania #grownorthtas #SOAgames2022

Instagram: @visitnortherntasmania

Perhaps it's the delight in sharing a moment with family, friends or that special someone. The memories made amidst unimaginable beauty.
You will grow here.