No questions asked for the best beer in Launceston head to St Johns Craft Beer. Not the cheapest but definitely the best and they even do Take Away. They also have some fine whiskeys and wines. Saint John is a craft beer bar in Launceston Tasmania. Featuring six taps of craft beer that are always changing, as well as a quality range of wines, ciders and spirits. Six taps of craft beer (always changing) 150+ bottled beers, plus great wine, cider and spirits.

From September the 10th to 14th Launceston is taking over Tassies music and art scene with the Junction Art Festival. Our picks for the festival are ,  Gentle Hurst,  The Stayns,ARTSKOOLBackyard Bands Intrude. With so much happening your best to head over to the Junction website and check out the program.

The beckoning legend of PARTY IN THE PADDOCK grows larger every year that the festival takes place within the scenically rich hills of Tasmania’s lush north-east. In its third year, this up-and-coming boutique radical, boasts a tradition of BYO alcohol, abundant good vibes and a killer line up straight from the waves of your summer radio. 'PITP' will once again create ripples around the country this February 20-21 as it marches the Tasmanian music scene further into the nation’s eye. Showcasing the states 'cream of the crop' amongst some of the nation's finest, the big party will be headed officially by the return of dub/reggae great's - Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls along side the likes of - Allday - Jinja Safari - DUNE RATS - The Smith Street Band - The Delta Riggs - Willow Beats - Tommy Franklin - Dappled Cities - KLP - Luca Brasi - Little Bastard - Drunk Mums - The Dead Love - Younger Dryas - The Middle Names - Akouo - Save The Clock Tower - Sheriff - Lepers and Crooks - Our House - The Familiars - BRIGGIE SMALLS + MANY MORE TBA At a deeper level the event provides the growing era of youth culture in the region a colourful outlet for artistic expression. Active within the surrounding community this green and economically friendly festival is at foremost a celebration of life, a dedication to the people who are no longer with us and of quite recently a proud supporter of beyondblue. But plain and simply, it’s all about the vibes, see you at BURNS CREEK in February. BYO Alcohol. Underage patrons advised to attend in the company of a parent or guardian.

Launceston Breath Of Life festival is not to be missed. Featuring some of the best acts coming to Tasmania in 2014.

time Festival & Events
When: 8thMarch 2013 What: Tassie’s new benchmark in music festival experience hosting 3 massive stages and the BIGGEST national and international line up to ever hit Tasmanian soil. All in support of the Australian Lung Foundation. Description: Hold your breath for March long weekend 2014. 1 great cause, 3 Stages and the absolute creme’ de creme’ of national and international bands and DJs Including The MINISTRY OF SOUND ARENA hosted at the very best five star venue in Launceston Tasmania. If it’s hot, it’ll be there! Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Knife Party Empire Of The Sun Public Enemy Porter Robinson Art vs Science Parkway Drive Drapht Dead Letter Circus Tonight Alive Pez Will Sparks In Hearts Wake Buried In Verona Saviour Allday Joel Fletcher J-Trick Tigerlily SCNDL Kronic Ember Kilter Dave Winnel Akouo Ash Tiffin vs Ceej Luca Brasi

City Park is located in the centre of Launceston. The park is home to the Japanese Macaques monkeys that where given as a gift to Launcestons by Ikeda City, Japan. The park also has a flower garden, toilet facility, children’s playground and free BBQ.

time Open 24x7 however monkeys are put to bed at night
fees Free
facilities Cafes, Toilet facilities & free BBQ

Ashgrove Cheese is Australia’s premier producer of award winning hand crafted Cheddar style cheeses. The Ashgrove Cheese range includes traditional cheddar cheese, English county cheeses and a series of uniquely flavoured cheeses including the famous Wild Wasabi cheese. Go in and help yourself to free samples of all Ashgrove cheeses. If you’re lucky enough you might see them making the cheese.

time A quick stop is all you need
fees Free samples

Christmas Hill Raspberry Farm is located just off the A1 Bass Highway, mid way between  Deloraine and Elizabeth Town, Tasmania. It is a 30 minute drive from the Spirit of Tasmania Terminal in Devonport or 45 minutes drive from the Launceston Airport Drop in for the best raspberry ice cream in Tasmania or try one of the free chocolate raspberry. They have so many raspberry products you will be overwhelmed including raspberry scented socks. You can go for a little walk around the dam and see all the raspberry fields.  

Opening Hours and Parking Access

  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
  • Public Holidays we have a separately priced menu
  • 7 days per week 7am – 5pm
  • Over flow carpark for buses and over sized vehicles

Seasonal backpacker work is also available see website.

facilities Restaurant & toilet facilities.
cautions Can be very busy on public holidays and over summer.

Looking for Accommodation in Tasmania? Why pay for accommodation when you can meet locals by Couch Surfing.

GEOCACHING is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online. Free Android App Official Paid App  IPone App   

Developed in 1998 Hillwood is one of the easiest and accessible sports climbs in Tasmania. Located 30 minutes north of Launceston overlooking the Tamar River. Hillwood has some excellent rock climbing. The climbs are bolted with a range for beginners to more advanced climbers. The beginner climbs are the Chessboard for more advanced climbs head over to The Wailing Wall. If you are interested in climbing in this area pick up a copy of Climb Northern Tasmania

The Cataract Gorge is situated in the heart of Launceston and is by far one of the best activities to do and see in Tasmania.

time Open 24x7 however gates in car park will be locked at night
fees Free
facilities Toilet facilities & free BBQ