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Tasmania is an island state 240 km. to the south of the mainland separated by Bass Strait. The state is named after the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman who made the first European sighting in 1642. Early settlers were mostly convicts and their military guards. Several convict settlements were made including the harsh penal colonies at Port Arthur in the south-east and Macquarie Harbour on the west coast. Aboriginal resistance caused troops to be deployed to drive them onto nearby islands.

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Beautiful suburban Launceston, viewed from the Tamar River - take a cruise to see it for yourself. Is this a lie to tell a Cornish tourist? ( This is Tasmania by the by! Western Australia, Australia Travel, Places To See, Places Ive Been, Van Diemen's Land, Costa, New Zealand, Beautiful Places, Scenery

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Launceston, Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia © Tortie_cat

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11 Towns in Tasmania NOT to miss

Check out our list of Top 11 towns in Tasmania to visit on your road trip. Tasmania offers so much beauty, culture and history

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Welcome to the heart of Tasmania | Destination Launceston

Just a quick flight from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, Launceston is your gateway to northern Tasmania.

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Things to do in Launceston and surrounds - tips from the locals

The best way to discover Tasmania is via tips from the locals. Come see for yourself things to see and do in Launceston and surrounds - food, culture, natural beauty

King's Bridge, built in at the entrance to the Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania. Great Places, Places Ive Been, Beautiful Places, Family Memories, Travel Memories, Van Diemen's Land, Kings Park, Land Of Oz, White Clouds

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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 ye ...

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Launceston is in northern Tasmania at the junction of the North and South Esk rivers to become the Tamar River. The population is more than 100,000. It was settled by Europeans in 1806 and is one of Australia's oldest cities. It was named after a town in the United Kingdom – Launceston, Cornwall. It has been home to several firsts such as the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity.