My Itinerary

A UNESCO City of Gastronomy

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A feast for the senses

Indulge in Launnie's world-famous food and beverage scene

Launceston, a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, is a culinary beacon in Northern Tasmania, celebrated globally for its rich culture and millennia-spanning history. This vibrant city, brimming with winemakers, distillers, farmers, and food enthusiasts, blends tradition with innovation, offering an experience that's authentically Launnie – warm, simple, and charming.

Now that we have been recognised and listed as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy ... it formalises Launceston’s identity as one of the world’s great regional food cities.
- Former Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten

From farm gate to picnic blanket

Step up your picnic game with a hand-picked selection of local breads, meats, and cheeses, showcasing the mouth-watering specialities of our neighbourhood shops. It's not just a meal – it's a flavour tour highlighting the best of Launnie's produce.

From winter truffles to summer berries to vibrant veg, a variety of fresh produce awaits your selection.

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Harvest Market

Our multi-award-winning farmers market

For the hands-on food lovers out there, don't miss Launceston's Harvest Market, happening every Saturday in the heart of the city. It's your ultimate destination for experiencing homegrown tastes and scoring the freshest ingredients that'll make any picnic stand out. Mix with the locals, snag some must-try items, and gear up for an epic outdoor feast. You're in for a treat.

Launceston has become a vibrant hub for food, drinks, and a culture that celebrates the surrounding farmlands, orchards, vineyards, cellar doors and artisanal producers.
- Launceston Gastronomy website

Don your apron

Keen to get in the kitchen and learn from skilled chefs, savour local produce, and experience the flavours of Tassie? From cooking classes at Tsing Wah Asian Grocers to cocktail classes at Tenebris Bar and Cinco Passiones, there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands dirty.

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Tamar Valley wine tour

An easy drive along the banks of kanamaluka / the Tamar River will take you past more than 30 word-class wineries, snuggled side-by-side with picturesque orchards, forests, and fertile pastures. Second only to France’s Champagne region, the Valley is known to have some of the best bubbly in the business.

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Top food and wine events

Get from cafe A to cafe B

Our streets unfold like a well-kept invitation, with pathways meandering through the city's heart. Embrace the charm of Launceston up close: on foot, by bike, or with the ease of an e-scooter. Each turn reveals a new facet of our city's personality and leads you to the doorstep of gastronomic delights.

Begin your journey at the Visitor Information Centre, where a city map becomes the key to unlocking the treasures of our town.