TASMANIA - LAUNCESTON
Founded in 1806, Launceston is Australia's third-oldest city and is situated at the head of the beautiful Tamar Valley wine growing region, in the north of the island state of Tasmania.
Launceston is noted as having one of the most intact early cityscapes in Australia. Its early Colonial and Victorian buildings give the city a wonderful historic character. The city has buildings which date back to 1824.
Launceston was the first Australian city to have underground sewers and the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity.
Launceston is a major hub for the regional agricultural and pastoral activities, a major retail centre for the region and home to a campus of the University of Tasmania including the Australian Maritime College.
As well, Launceston is known a s a tourist hub, with approx 420,000 visitors (of the international visitors, 25% are from the UK and 17% from the USA). The Cataract Gorge is Launceston's largest tourist attraction.
STUDY IN LAUNCESTON AT:
• UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA