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Launceston - Five Minute Drive

Discover Launceston and visit it's many local attractions including walks, museums, cruises, tours and wildlife reserves.

A couple of award winning restaurants in Launceston are Stillwater and Fee and Me. For Launceston restaurant reviews visit Best Restaurants of Australia.

Cataract Gorge - Three Minute Drive

The Cataract Gorge Reserve is one of the most spectacular recreational areas in Launceston, located only a few minutes from the city centre.

Tamar Valley Wine Route

Drive north along the West Tamar highway (A7) and follow the Tamar Valley Wine Route Signs from vineyard to vineyard through along beautiful river views, experiencing the fine local wines and produce.

Vineyards

Vineyard list from Tasmania's Tamar Valley.

Tailrace Park - One Minute Drive

Descend from Protea Hill and enjoy the Tailrace park a few hundred meters away. This is Riverside's riverbank area, wonderful for a walk along the Tamar or a picnic under the trees. Free electric barbecues available.

Trevallyn Reserve with Hoo Hoo Hut - Five Minute Drive

From Protea Hill Drive 2km into the magnificent Trevallyn Reserve. Great swim water in Trevallyn Lake, the impressive Trevallyn Dam. Fantastic walking tracks in the park for bushlovers.

The Hoo Hoo Hut is a great place for a barbecue (wood provided).

Tamar Wetlands Reserve - Five Minute Drive

A five minute drive from Protea Hill brings you to the Tamar Wetlands Reserve. There is an interesting display on bird life in the wetlands. The board walk to Tamar Island is easy and interesting. Discover how the Tamar River and it's surroundings are strongly influenced by the in-and-outgoing tides.

Grindelwald - Fifteen Minute Drive

The village of Grindelwald, just 15 minutes from Protea Hill, was the dream of Launceston businessman Roelf Vos. It tries to capture the atmosphere of Switzerland in a Tasmanian setting. It is worth a visit. There is an interesting nine hole and mini golf course.