Tasmania's North is a feast of historic streetscapes and heritage estates, rich farmland, premier cool-climate wines, fresh produce and a haven for designers and craft makers.
Launceston, in Tasmania's North, is Tasmania's second largest city and a vibrant hub for food and wine, culture and nature. It's also the gateway to the Tamar Valley.
Out of Launceston, the surrounding green fields and country lanes are lined with 150 year old hawthorn, poplar and elm trees, while in the rich farmland of the Tamar Valley can be found lavender plantations, vineyards, strawberry farms and orchards.
The Tamar Valley is also Tasmania's premier wine-growing region and a place where premium cool-climate wines, outstanding fresh produce and award winning restaurants go hand in hand. The cellar doors, vineyard restaurants and farmers' markets of Launceston and the north offer some of the best gourmet experiences in Australia.
This idyllic setting will satisfy other interests too, from those of history enthusiasts to nature lovers.
The nearby towns of Evandale and Longford, with their grand old estates of Woolmers, Brickendon, Panshangar and Clarendon, offer visitors the chance to enjoy the architecture and community spirit of 19th century English villages made relevant for today.
Many are now luxury retreats that offer a uniquely Tasmanian experience, combining old world elegance with a relaxed, new world style.
And for those interested in wildlife, nearby Narawntapu National Park provides many opportunities to see Australia's unique animals.