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Launceston

Tasmania's second largest city

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Launceston is Tasmania's second largest city after Hobart and is home to several firsts such as the first use of anesthetics in the Southern Hemisphere, the first Australian city to have underground sewers and the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity. Settled by Europeans in March 1806, Launceston is one of Australia's oldest cities (3rd) and is home to many historic buildings.

We did a walk through Launceston CBD to explore its Colonial and Victorian heritage and architecture. The old buildings and facades are beautiful and give a lot of character to Launceston or Lonnie as the Tassies call it.

We stayed in a caravan park 10 kilometers north of the city in Legana, the start of the Tamar Wine Route. From here we will travel north to Beauty Point and then to Narawntapu National Park on the north coast.

Launceston Hotel

Launceston Hotel

Launceston Post Office

Launceston Post Office

Launceston street scene

Launceston street scene

Motors Garage

Motors Garage

Old Bank

Old Bank

Bank of New South Wales 1817

Bank of New South Wales 1817

Boags Brewery

Boags Brewery

Delightful Launceston

Delightful Launceston

Quadrant Mall

Quadrant Mall

Posted by KobusM 08.02.2013 22:16 Archived in Australia

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Nice to see my hometown, particularly the Quadrant Mall (where Lorraine is outside the florist) and the Boags Brewery which was my Dad's favourite beer.

10.02.2013 by Alison

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