Launceston has a long and rich cultural heritage. It is one of Australia’s oldest cities and this is evident from the amount of 18th and 19th century buildings and Georgian streetscapes. The Penny Royal gunpowder mill is the only working gunpowder mill in the world. Visiting it is like being back in the 1800s. It was originally built in the 1800s near the historic town of Ross but was relocated to the old quarry site where it now stands. 5 minutes walk from Launceston CBD and the seaport restaurant precinct, it also neighbors the spectacular Cataract Gorge. The city itself, is located at the top of the beautiful Tamar River and valley and is a short drive from some of Tasmania’s best natural and man made attractions. Such as historic walks, Tamar River cruises, Ben Lomond National Park, Liffey Falls nature reserve and Grindelwald Swiss village just to name a few.
As far as restaurants, Launceston has plenty to choose from for it’s size. It boasts a thriving food and wine scene. Tasmania is known for it’s unrivaled fresh, gourmet and organic produce including meat, dairy, fruit and veg and of course wine. Most famous being many vast orchards where the state icon the Apple is grown and exported around the world. This exceptional produce availability positions the many Launceston restaurants in a great environment to acquire some of the best food available in Australia for their menus.
Restaurants in Launceston
Many restaurants in Launceston source the vast majority, if not all, of their produce from Tasmania. This gives the food scene an edge harder to find in other cities around the country. Combine this with the hugely successful cool climate wines from many the Tamar Valley wineries and you’ve got a recipe for success. If you are wanting to experience some of the best food and wine restaurants, Launceston is definitely a destination you should visit. Immerse yourself in the food and wine scene as well as the history, charm and splendor that is this iconic Northern Tasmanian city.