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Royal Park Launceston for New Years

When we launched the competition to win a family pass to New Year on Royal, we promised more information about Royal Park Launceston. And here it is, all present and accounted for. Introducing… Royal Park Launceston photos by Benita Bell Royal Park Launceston is the home of the city’s cenotaph. Accessed by Park Street, it was originally the site of a military barracks and developed as parkland in the late 1800s. Officially named Royal Park in 1912, the site is a very popular social meeting place with locals and tourists visiting northern Tasmania. Royal Park is quite traditional; a boardwalk along the river’s edge connects the Cataract...

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Launceston‬ or ‪Hobart? Good Question!

Following on from a recent article published on behalf of Michelle, asking whether her family should move to Launceston or Hobart, we’ve had another similar enquiry. We posted this one to our Facebook page last night, just to share the love around. Moving, but Launceston or Hobart in Tasmania? We do know many of our readers don’t use social media, so we’re sharing the resulting feedback here too. It wasn’t exactly what we planned to do today, but we think you’ll be quite interested in what our Facebook followers had to say. And the extra effort on our behalf is well worth it, to keep...

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Launceston’s Festivale Tickets to WIN

Welcome to the very first Think Tasmania competition for 2014. We’ve got a really great prize on offer to kick off the New Year, too. Readers have the opportunity to win Festivale tickets, thanks to the organisers of the iconic food and wine festival held annually in Launceston. WIN a Pair of Three-Day Festivale Tickets Award-winning Festivale is widely considered one of the best food and wine festivals in Australia. The 2014 event will showcase more than 70 stalls featuring locally-grown produce, together with the most prestigious Tasmanian wineries, micro brewers and cider specialists. Patrons also have the opportunity to...

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Cataract on Paterson: Dining in Launceston

Tasmania is fast gaining a reputation as a gourmet’s paradise, our clean surrounding ocean waters, cool temperate climate, fresh air, pure water sources and fertile soil help provide an array of fresh seasonal produce. Located at 133 Paterson Street in Launceston, the Cataract on Paterson fully exploits the principle of ‘fresh local’, proudly supporting Tasmanian farmers by sourcing produce from local producers and farm gates, with a very strong focus on the use of the seasonal fresh Tasmanian produce available. On the Stonegrill at Cataract on Paterson by Carol Haberle Among the many menu options, one very unique dining experience...

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Gallery Pejean: Leading the Way in Launceston

Visitors to Launceston are greatly rewarded if they spend time in our city centre. Cast yours eyes above the shop overhangs to enjoy a feast of architectural diversity but do not overlook the shops. In particular you should visit the Old Umbrella Shop in George Street to drink in the charm of yesterday and Gallery Pejean at number 57. Gallery Pejean and The Old Umbrella Shop by Len Langan The Old Umbrella Shop is a rare gem that has survived almost intact as an early twentieth shop although trading as a very smart contemporary retail outlet. A wonderful place...

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