Located on the banks of the River Tamar in northern Tasmania, Launceston is a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. The buildings have a distinctively Victorian flavour with many architectural gems. Kitty from RANT Arts tells visitors to ‘Look Up’ while walking around town. It is good advice for anyone wandering around this small, and sometimes surprising city. There are many beautiful public parks to discover, including Junction’s home base Princess Square. Quaint malls and shopping strips can be found around almost every corner; and there are many excellent cafés and restaurants in which to taste the local cuisine.
If a helping of culture is on the agenda check out the fascinating Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and the sublime Design Tasmania. For a nature hit you can’t miss a trip to the Cataract Gorge Reserve. Just a short walk from the city centre this slice of wilderness is Launceston’s star attraction. Further afield, the hinterland is rich agricultural country with wineries, orchards and farms producing famed Tasmanian wools, foods and wines.
The City of Launceston Visitor Information Centre is available to all delegates and offers a full state-wide information and booking service including individual accommodation and individual pre/post tour options.
For more information about what this corner of Tasmania has on offer check out the Visit Northern Tasmania website.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
This year Artlands home base is at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.
Situated in the heart of the city, this contemporary hotel is surrounded by notable attractions like City Park - Launceston’s picturesque public gardens, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and UTAS Stadium.
The team at the Grand Chancellor are generously offering a discount for Artlands delegates. Please be aware that the special rate is subject to availability.