My Itinerary
Citypark 2017 03

City Park

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

Location: 45-55 Tamar Street, Launceston

45-55 Tamar Street, Launceston
${ isInItinerary ? 'In itinerary' : 'Add to itinerary' }
187506 city park 4
186764 people riding on the city park train
187529 john hart conservatory city park 8
Citypark 2017 04
Citypark 2017 23
Citypark 2017 12
Citypark 2017 08

More like this

See our other recommendations


54 Reasons

90 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

90 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

In 2022, a new name was revealed for Save the Children's work in Australia: 54 Reasons. As Australia's leading child rights... Read more

${ isInItinerary ? 'In itinerary' : 'Add to itinerary' }

Adventure Patch Family Day Care

29 Tamar Street, Launceston

29 Tamar Street, Launceston

Adventure Patch is a proud Tasmanian not-for-profit childcare provider, with a strong focus on fun, exploration, and... Read more

${ isInItinerary ? 'In itinerary' : 'Add to itinerary' }

Anglicare Tasmania

122 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

122 Elizabeth Street, Launceston

Anglicare is a not-for-profit organisation providing aged care, acquired injury, and community support services across... Read more

${ isInItinerary ? 'In itinerary' : 'Add to itinerary' }

atWork Australia

17 Paterson Street, Launceston

17 Paterson Street, Launceston

atWork Australia helps people living with disability and disadvantage to find sustainable and meaningful work and supports... Read more

${ isInItinerary ? 'In itinerary' : 'Add to itinerary' }

Australia Post

68-72 Cameron Street, Launceston

68-72 Cameron Street, Launceston

Australia Post has been keeping our country connected for more than 200 years, From sending letters to your loved ones to... Read more

${ isInItinerary ? 'In itinerary' : 'Add to itinerary' }

Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

1, 12-16 Saint John Street, Launceston

1, 12-16 Saint John Street, Launceston

The department facilitates economic transformation and competitiveness by investing in business and industry capability,... Read more

${ isInItinerary ? 'In itinerary' : 'Add to itinerary' }

Stories from our city

Learn more about Launceston and the businesses that operate here


For more than 40 years, Launceston Sport and Surf has been supplying locals with everything they need to embrace the great...


Love should be celebrated wherever it can be found. That's why this Valentine's Day, we're taking a look at some of the best...

Love is in the air


If you said yes over the Christmas break (or if 2024 is your wedding year and you've been procrastinating), it might be time...