Launceston Day 1March 11, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C
Yesterday we arrived in Launceston late afternoon. Settled in to our Airbnb cottage on Cimitiere street and walked to the shops to buy food and a tshirt for me. It has been very warm so far and of course I had packed cooler weather wear.
Today we headed off on foot and accomplished three tourist activities and at the same time happened across lovely parks and many historic buildings.
We began with a Pink heritage walking trail as per the 'Welcome to Launceston' booklet. Highlights were the synagogue, Prince's Square and the old churches.
Our second activity was taking a small River cruise on the Tamar River the South Esk and some of the Cataract Gorge. The Launceston Port has gone from being one of the busiest ports in the 1800s to being so silted up that its current depth is only about 5 metres.
Lastly we walked to The Queen Victoria Art Gallery.
A good collection of Tasmanian art including a painting of Queen Victoria herself.Read more