Your day in Launceston and Northern Tasmania
Stop 1: Harvest Market
You’ll find that community is at the core of everything here in Northern Tasmania. Your first stop, Harvest Market, is a Launceston community farmers market that celebrates the best of Tasmanian food & wine. Held every Saturday morning, locals and visitors come together to meet, mingle, connect with the producers, do their weekly grocery shop or grab a morning cuppa. It is local ritual that turns a quiet inner city car park into community space for farmers and locals.
Bus to depart at 11:20am
Stop 2: Lunch at Josef Chromy
Josef Chromy OAM has been instrumental in the development of the Tasmanian food and wine industry, having owned and developed some of Tasmania’s leading wineries including Rochecombe (now Bay of Fires), Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. Enjoy a lunch prepared by Head Chef Nick Raitt who is famed for cooking hearty and honest local produce with wine to match.
Bus to depart at 2:30pm
Stop 3: Cataract Gorge Reserve with optional Scenic Chairlift ride
Immerse yourself in the rich natural landscape and come face to face local wildlife at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Just minutes away from central Launceston, this inner-city oasis is the perfect spot for a quick escape. Leave your stresses behind, relax and take in the serenity.
As an added treat, enjoy tastings from some of our local creators. Sample whiskey by Launceston Distillery, Three Cuts Gin by Turner Stillhouse or mulled cider by Bradys Lookout Cider. Alternatively, you can head to the Basin Café and show your lanyard to receive a hot drink.
For an aerial view, show your lanyard and hop on the Gorge Scenic Chairlift. Built in 1972, the central span of the chairlift covers 308m and is believed to be the longest single chairlift span in the world.
Bus to depart at 4:30pm
Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.
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