Westbury in Tasmania, Australia

Things to do in Launceston and surrounds - tips from the locals

Australia’s smallest state astounds with big zingers that will cause some double-takes. It’s not surprising. Tasmania has one of the world’s last accessible wilderness frontiers. One of the best things is it’s not difficult to get to this edge of the world.

5 things that are rare and cool in Tasmania

Australia’s smallest state astounds with big zingers that will cause some double-takes. It’s not surprising. Tasmania has one of the world’s last accessible wilderness frontiers. One of the best things is it’s not difficult to get to this edge of the world.

Newdegate Cave, within the Hastings Caves State Reserve in Tasmania's south-east. Hastings Cave is Australia’s largest developed cave, and being formed from dolomite, it’s also one of the rarest. And the Marakoopa Cave near Mole Creek in the north-west has the largest glow-worm display in the country. (Tassie’s endearing features are more than skin deep!)

Newdegate Cave, within the Hastings Caves State Reserve in Tasmania's south-east. Hastings Cave is Australia’s largest developed cave, and being formed from dolomite, it’s also one of the rarest. And the Marakoopa Cave near Mole Creek in the north-west has the largest glow-worm display in the country. (Tassie’s endearing features are more than skin deep!)

Penny Royal Water Mill, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia by Elaine Teague

Penny Royal Water Mill, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia by Elaine Teague

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