Tasmania's North-North East is known for its fertile land and quality timber. Crops such as poppies and hops grow here and grazing land for sheep is plentiful. A former mining area, relics of that era can still be found in region's towns. Launceston is the largest city in the region. From Launceston, the island's second major city, this area covers dark green forests, ancient mountain peaks, fields of summer lavender, vineyards, tiny villages, national parks and walking tracks along unspoiled beaches as far as you can see.