Launceston City Park
Launceston City Park is widely considered one of the best public parks in Australia, and for good reason. Visitors can wander past horticultural displays within the John Hart Conservatory, observe Japanese macaques gifted by Launceston’s sister city of Ikeda, take a kid-friendly train ride around the grounds, or breathe in floral scents in the Senses Garden. A series of monuments throughout honor important figures from Launceston’s history.
Things to know before you go
*Launceston City Park is a hit with families and outdoor enthusiasts. *The park is equipped with free Wi-Fi connectivity throughout. *City Park is accessible to wheelchairs and has accessible parking and restrooms. *Park facilities include water fountains, restrooms, picnic shelters, and a BBQ area. *Dogs are not allowed on the park grounds.
How to get there
City Park is in central Launceston, a block north of the Windmill Hill parkland. You’ll find entrances on Tamar Street or the corner of Lawrence and Cimitiere Streets.
When to get there
The City Park welcomes visitors during daylight hours, though some of its individual attractions, including the monkey enclosure and John Hart Conservatory, maintain their own hours. Plan to visit between December and February for the best chance of dry, warm weather.