Launceston
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Our most recommended Launceston Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Launceston: 4-Hour Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise

    1. Launceston: 4-Hour Batman Bridge Luncheon Cruise

    Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct, heading north past Tamar Island, historical buildings, churches, pubs, and significant homesteads. You can sample the rich diversity of life as you cruise past quaint riverfront communities, vineyards and farms, to the notable Batman Bridge. Tamer Valley is steeped with romance and studded with tales of bushrangers, explorers, and gold diggers. Australia's longest navigable estuarine river, it has many natural coves and protected inlets that provide a sanctuary for thousands of native water birds that can only be seen on the river. All cruises depart from and return to Home Point Cruise Terminal, which is a taxi ride only 5 minutes from most CBD accommodations. Home Point is a pleasant 15 minute walk from the city center, and guests are kindly asked to be at the cruise terminal 30 minutes prior to depa...

    It was very scenic. The Captain was knowledgeable and fun. Food, cheese and wine delicious. Hostess friendly and effeccient

  • Launceston: 50-Minute Cataract Gorge Cruise

    2. Launceston: 50-Minute Cataract Gorge Cruise

    After departing from the terminal, you will cruise past the historical Kings Wharf, Seaport, and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into Launceston's spectacular Cataract Gorge, as you engage the Lady Launceton's unique silent electric drive function. You can view the sheer cliffs from your comfortable seating, appreciate the unobstructed views on the multi-award winning 1890's style vessel. Whilst aboard the Lady Launceston, you can also enjoy the skipper's captivating commentary which surrounds the history and folklore of this fascinating area.

    Alistair was incredibly engaging, knowledgeable about all our locations and provided some interesting insights into the history of Launceston, it’s rivers and surrounding areas. My only complaint was that we couldn’t spend more time with him. Thank you for a fantastic day!

  • Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    3. Tasmania in 6 Days: the Major Highlights and Attractions

    Day one: Port Arthur Historic Site Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM. After a quick look at Australia’s best preserved colonial village, Richmond, head south to explore Tasmania’s ruthless convict past at the World Heritage listed Port Arthur Historic Site. A guided walk and harbor cruise are included. Rich in visual history, learn of the chilling life of a convict in the restored sandstone prison buildings and preserved ruins. Day two: Hobart to Strahan Drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. See the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park tall trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan, where you will stay overnight. Day three: Wild West Coast  In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explor...

    I think whoever wants to visit Tasmania for a short period of time and want to make the best out of it, I recommend this tour. Tasmania is indeed very beautiful and the tour was well planned. Sometimes we would have to rush while walking and couldn’t spend enough time in some places but I guess otherwise we wouldn’t be able to see as many... Hostels that we have stayed varied in quality. I personally liked the one in Strahan the most and the good thing is that we stayed there two nights. I wish the tour guide in the beginning of the tour let us introduce ourselves like we did in Melbourne “go west-great ocean road tour”. Even on the fifth day we wouldn’t know each others names whereas in a day tour that I spend in Melbourne everybody had an idea who is who. I just recommend that to the tour company. All and all, I do recommend this tour especially if you are traveling alone or make the most out of Tasmania in restricted amount of time.

  • Launceston: 2.5-Hour Morning or Afternoon Discovery Cruise

    4. Launceston: 2.5-Hour Morning or Afternoon Discovery Cruise

    Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct. You will head north past Tamar Island, observing historical buildings such as the St. Mathias Church and the Rosevears Pub. Throughout your tour, you will enjoy morning tea, a fresh fruit selection, local wine,  and a beer tasting. You will experience a relaxed variety of life as you cruise past charming riverfront communities, vineyards and farms, and onward to the historical Rosevears and Windemere districts. This fascinating collection of history, fauna, and people at work, rest, and play makes an absorbing narrative which will touch, intrigue and inspire. This tour will provide you with the best vantage point to view the Tamar Valley. At the conclusion of your scenic and relaxing cruise, you will be returned to your point of origin.

    An enjoyable and informative cruise along the beautiful Tamar river, whilst enjoying complimentary beverages and treats. Highly recommended.

  • Tasmania in 3 Days: West Coast from Hobart to Launceston

    5. Tasmania in 3 Days: West Coast from Hobart to Launceston

    .Day one: Hobart to Strahan Begin your trip with a pick up around 7:00 AM and drive through the Derwent Valley. Travel east to west across the island. See the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park tall trees, and visit Australia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild River National Park and end the day in Strahan, where you will stay overnight.  Day two: Wild West Coast In the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast, explore the shifting sands of Henty Dunes. Then continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall, Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world-famous Gordon River Cruise at your own expense. Stay overnight again in Strahan.  Day three: Cradle Mountain to Launceston Around 950 meters above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire Nati...

    Amazing experience with stunning nature, nice guide and lovely group. Will definitely recommend!

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What people are saying about Launceston

Overall rating

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based on 2 reviews

Highly recommend. The 4 hour luncheon cruise was super fun. The crew was amazing, especially the captain who provided such interesting anecdotes and information about the different locations we were passing (I must say, you will be giggling half the time with the way he guides us throughout the cruise). They served light breakfast (of cookies and muffins) with tea and coffee, followed by a light lunch which was quite tasty too, some cheese and fruit at the end. Not to forget, you get to do a bit of wine tasting with gorgeous views. Thanks for a memorable experience team!

Lovely friendly crew that welcomed us warmly and looked after our needs. Excellent lunch provided. Captain's talk informative and interesting. Would do it again.

It was very scenic. The Captain was knowledgeable and fun. Food, cheese and wine delicious. Hostess friendly and effeccient

Amazing experience with stunning nature, nice guide and lovely group. Will definitely recommend!

Fulfilled expectations, lovely views and lunch was delicious. I would recommend to others.