Living in Launceston, Tasmania

We have recently worked with some clients in Launceston and this was a wonderful opportunity to once again travel north and enjoy the lovely city.

One client was a couple who had recently moved from Brisbane and we helped them find a house to buy in Launceston where the focus was on a few of the inner city suburbs. Another client was an organisation who asked us to show a couple of candidates for a job around Launceston (separately of course!). This orientation was designed to show them Launceston and the surrounding areas so they could get a sense of what it would be like to live there.

Launceston has a population of around 100,000, so it is a regional city. I think it’s greatest advantage is that if you want a rural lifestyle you can have it and still be within 15-20 minutes of the city centre if you choose. Of course you can go even further afield if proximity to the city is not as important on a regular basis. Alternatively, a city or suburban lifestyle means you are always close to everything in Launceston as it is pretty compact.

For the orientation tours, I included visits to

Cataract Gorge | Tourism Tasmania | Owen Hughes

The Cataract Gorge – a gorgeous oasis incredibly close to the city. On both visits, we spotted some of the resident peacocks and enjoyed a short walk in the lovely winter sunshine.

 

Launceston Boardwalk | Tourism Tasmania | Rob Burnett

Seaport – again on the edge of the city. This development incorporates a hotel, residential apartments and houses, several restaurants and wine bars and a marina. The boardwalk that goes through Seaport extends in one direction to parkland and to the Gorge and in the other direction down the riverbank to the Inveresk park area. A great walk to get a sense of Launceston. Ferry rides that go to the Gorge also leave from here.

 

Evandale |Tourism Tasmania | Garry Moore

Evandale – a lovely historical town about 20kms and 20 minutes south of Launceston.

 

Ben Lomond Range | Tourism Tasmania | Ray Joyce

Perth – a small town south of Launceston on the Midland Highway and not far from Evandale. The image above shows the Ben Lomond Range that is visible from Perth and surrounding areas south and east of Launceston.

 

Josef Chromy Tasmania | Tourism Tasmania | Sean Fennessy

Josef Chromy Winery – very close to Launceston in Relbia. The wineries here and further north of Launceston are part of the Tamar Valley Wine Route.

PLUS the Launceston CBD, the suburbs of Launceston City, East Launceston, South Launceston, Newstead, West Launceston, Trevallyn, Invermay and Mowbray and schools of interest to the clients.

 

For more information on Launceston, contact us or visit the Launceston Visitor Information Centre and the Launceston City Council website.

If you are planning to move to Launceston or wanting to buy property in Launceston, please get in touch to talk about how we can help make it happen.

 

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