HILLSIDE APARTMENT Avena
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Heritage one bedroom apartment with double sofa bed in Living area for an extra guest. Turn of the century lead light windows and spectacular city views make this the perfect place to appreciate lovely historic Launceston . The apartment is fully self contained and has a large private balcony. Romantic Faux fireplace, large bath and shower over, Separate kitchen and dining nook. Everything you need in new kitchen and bathroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Greens Beach 30 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Launceston Airport 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Tasmania region
With a healthy mix of lush green parklands and stunning nearby natural attractions, attractive street side architecture straddling historic precincts and an enviable culture of eating and drinking the region's best food and wine, Launceston may be Tasmania's second largest city, but the laid back small-town atmosphere here is the real clincher. Old and elegant, Launceston is a diverse city that offers so much.
Launceston's natural assets are remarkable. Nestled in the hillside where the Esk Rivers meet the Tamar River, this town is blessed with beautiful river front landscapes and a contrasting backdrop in the form of Cataract Gorge. Interrupting the Launceston suburbs with a spectacular array of bushland, cliffs and the running waters of the South Esk River, Cataract Gorge is a unique inner-town natural attraction a pleasant stroll to Cataract Gorge, where several picturesque nature trails surround the basin and what is reputedly the world's longest single-span chairlift can take you across the South Esk River from the basin parklands to the Cliff Grounds Reserve. The lookouts here reward visitors with stunning views of Launceston.
Launceston City Park is a good start, featuring five hectares of green parklands with inviting European trees, a beautiful fountain, the unique conservatory and the ever-entertaining primate enclosure which kids will love, also love the Tamar Island Wetlands, with excellent boardwalks getting you onto the island to enjoy this interesting Tamar River ecosystem. Also worth a visit is the Launceston Lakes and Wildlife Park, where you may spot the famed Tasmanian devil, emus, wallabies and other native Australian fauna.
If the weather is on the rainy side of things, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is fun for the young and young at heart. . This grand complex houses interesting exhibits on convict and Aboriginal history, and Tasmanian flora and fauna, plus the Phenomena Factory interactive science section. For something a bit different to the average museum, try the Launceston Planetarium where you can gaze at the night sky, or the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania which features over 40 restored classics spanning decades of different car styles.
When the sun is shining on Launceston, one of the best places to be is in the Tamar Valley wine region., enjoy and savour a tour of the Tamar Valley's 24 vineyards, as well as pick up some fine wine for the trip back home. Ranging from small boutique family-owned wineries to stylish and modern big-named wineries, the Tamar Valley is renowned for its excellent white wines, and the wineries here will be more than happy to give you a tasting and sell their products at the cellar door. If you plan to try a 'few' wines along the way, organizing a skipper to return you safely to central Launceston is preferable.
As one of Tasmania's oldest towns, Launceston has a few historical attractions and 19th century buildings to excite history buffs. Travellers who book a Launceston flight package with central accommodation can enjoy the historic walking tour - visiting 25 buildings including Morton House which was once an old hospital and residence, and the beautiful Princes Square where the elegant fountain and 19th century buildings attract the sociable townsfolk. The National Trust-classified Franklin House was built by convicts in the mid 1800s, and features Georgian furnishings and period artefacts.
Not one to shy away from a proud beer-brewing tradition, Launceston is home to the Boag's Brewery which has been brewing quality Tasmanian beer along the Esk River since 1852. The Boag's Centre for Beer Lovers is an absolute must-see for anyone who appreciates beer and of course tastings are part of the tour. Book central accommodation with your Launceston flight package and you can literally walk to the Brewery, making this a refreshing stop for thirsty travellers.
If you are planning to book an accommodation deal in February, you are in for a treat as the Festivale hits town - providing several days of food and wine, arts and entertainment staged at City Park. Teenagers and big kids get their own day in the sun when the MS Fest youth music festival rocks thAs one of Tasmania's oldest towns, Launceston has a few historical attractions and 19th century buildings to excite history buffs. Travellers can enjoy the historic walking tour - visiting 25 buildings including Morton House which was once an old hospital and residence, and the beautiful Princes Square where the elegant fountain and 19th century buildings attract the sociable townsfolk. The National Trust-classified Franklin House was built by convicts in the mid 1800s, and features Georgian furnishings and period artefacts.
If all the touring around is making you hungry, the Seaport riverside complex has eateries, shops and a pretty marina at the head of the Tamar River. The marina lifestyle is great for a lunch or just for strolling the boardwalks. splash out on a dinner at one of the many restaurants within the social hotspot bounded by Charles, George, Brisbane, and York Streets. Continue the night on with good friends at a choice of pubs and bars that complement Launceston's laidback vibe.
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