Reward yourself with a rich journey of discovery
Welcome to a dedicated site for the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Launceston in March 2019. It is here that you will find the resources to assist you to plan your visit to Northern Tasmania. Whether it's your first time to Tassie, or you've had your passport stamped at our award winning regional airport previously (kidding, you don't need a passport), we just can't wait to show you around our patch.
How to get here
We are an island getaway but Northern Tasmania is far from being remote. We already know you are a group of movers, but click here for the rundown on access and how to transit to and from Launceston.
How to get about
For all things two feet, four wheeled, and even a tiger striped city service bus, this is where you will discover how to navigate the QATA 2018 city of choice. The beauty of our boutique city is that generally you are less than 15 minutes from anywhere you need to be.
Where to stay
As official hotel partner of QATA 2018, Mantra Hotels offer a range of options in Launceston. From luxury at Peppers Silo Hotel, dockside at Peppers Seaport Hotel, or in the deco inspired Mantra Charles Hotel, Mantra Hotels has your stay covered - book now!
Take a break
Accommodation options in Launceston are varied and plentiful, however we recommend booking in advance as March is a popular time of year. Click here to search and plan where to rest your head.
A taste of what's to come - let's PLAY!
Roam contrasting regions that work in perfect harmony
Begin in the North before taking your voyage further a field to uncover some of our regional gems. A place so vast in experiences, yet so accessible, means you can discover each corner of our island without long travel times in-between.
A brief 35 minute flight from Launceston airport will allow you to uncover one of the world's best kept secrets. Wild and rugged landscapes, untamed beaches, and a produce paradise awaits.
Tasmania's wild heart borders Northern Tasmania and within 1.5 hours along a winding tasting trail you can be standing atop of iconic Cradle Mountain.
In 2 hours by car to the east, the pristine white sand and azzure waters of the Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula will have you kicking off your shoes in no time.
Hobart & Beyond
With MONA, Salamanca market, and Port Arthur right on our doorstep it's worth taking the pleasant 2.5 hour drive through historic colonial villages to seek out our capital.
Consider this suite of things to do our finalists - these are our champion experiences where the visitor is always the front-runner. In Northern Tasmania the only thing you will need to contest is time - time to find more moments to see and do all that there is in our region.
Pack with one hand whilst you graze on a little more information about Tasmania. Plan your adventure, absorb the possibilities, and take a peak at why you'll always need another day on our isle.
Be prepared with a list of the top must see and do experiences. Take in these travel tips and find yourself wanting to linger a whole lot longer.
For stunning imagery and an insider's view on all things Northern Tasmania see @northerntasmania on Instagram.
Wondering where to get that all important new dress, shoes, or spray tan before tourism's night of nights. Explore professional services located within our boutique city here.
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