Arguably one of Launceston's best parks, City Park is loved by locals for its variety of spaces and attractions. Dotted throughout with large English trees and flower beds, manicured lawns and many level and easy access pathways, attractions include a giant chess set, rotunda, the John Hart Conservatory and barbecue area.
The park includes a popular children's playground with a variety of play equipment suitable for toddlers to older children, as well as a duck pond and 'Monkey Island,' which houses a group of Japanese Macaques.
The City Park train operates every day except Mondays and Public holidays. Incredibly popular with children, rides are only $3.50 per person, with multi-trip tickets available for regular riders.
One of Launceston's heritage parks, City Park was established in 1820. Bordering the park you'll find The Tasmanian Design Centre, Albert Hall and the former Park Caretaker's Cottage, which has one of the oldest wisteria vines in Australia. City Park also plays host to the annual Festivale food and wine festival, as well as a schedule of live music throughout the summer months.
WHY WE LOVE IT:
- Multiple attractions that kids love
- Manicured lawns and beautiful heritage trees perfect for a picnic
- Part park, part zoo (what other public park in Tasmania has monkeys?)
- Plenty of areas to explore, you'll be sure to find somewhere peaceful to take a break from the city
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