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10 things to do on a rainy day in Launceston

Do you get stuck for ideas when it's raining? We have come up with 10 activities to keep you entertained when it's wet outside.

 

 

 

 

1. Retail therapy

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Why not enjoy a spot of shopping in Launceston Central City and explore the many local retailers. It’s a great way to get out of the rain and stay warm, and maybe even treat yourself with something new. To make things even more interesting and fun, challenge yourself to explore businesses you may not have ever set foot in or haven’t visited for a while. You never know what you might find as you discover new businesses and surrounds in the city.

 

2. Launceston Aquatic

18A High Street, Launceston. 03 6323 3636.

As it is wet outside, how about getting wet inside? Don’t worry you won’t be cold, with indoor heated pools featuring a lap pool and a beach entry pool with an interactive water play area. Plus there is also a program pool, spa and even a café if you prefer not to get wet or need a refreshment. With enough to keep the whole family entertained it’s a great place to come when the weather outside is drab.

 

3. The Cataract Gorge

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If you haven’t yet seen the Cataract Gorge in flood it is a must, and if you have then you know how spectacular it is. Even if there is a little rain, trust us it is worth getting a little wet for. If there is a break in the weather, take advantage and walk the Cataract Walk from Kings Bridge into the First Basin, and make sure you walk along the Suspension Bridge as it is even more exciting when the Gorge is in flood. There are also two cafes in the reserves to get out of the weather and relax if the weather suddenly turns.

 

4. Kingsway Crazy Golf

22-24 The Kingsway, Launceston. 03 6333 0388.

Looking for some fun and excitement, and maybe even a challenge? Then this is the place for you, with 18 holes on the craziest putt putt mini golf course, a fantastic mirror maze and even a jumping castle you won’t be disappointed. They also have a range of game machines, plus snacks and drinks available – there is something for the whole family all under the one roof.

 

5. Grab a bite to eat

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If you have been out and about and worked up an appetite or the miserable weather hasn’t put you in the mood for cooking, why not head into Launceston Central City for a bite to eat. With an array of hospitality businesses in the city, there is sure to be something to meet everyone’s needs from small cafes and salad bars to restaurants and bars. If you have time to spare, it also presents the opportunity to try something new, and you never know you may find your new favourite dish just by venturing out of your comfort zone.

 

6. Launceston Indoor Sports Arena

23 Racecourse Crescent, Launceston. 03 6331 5333.

With so much to offer under one roof, the LISA is a one-stop-shop on a rainy day. Offering a café with snacks and refreshments and Shout operating right next door for larger meals, you won’t go hungry. On the activity side of things there is something for all ages with Treasure Island catering for the toddlers and kids, as well as Airtime360 catering for all ages. For those looking for something more skill testing there is Laserforce Tag which is sure to get your heart pumping, as well as Tassie Tiger Mini Golf.

 

7. Village Cinemas

163 Brisbane Street, Launceston. 1300 555 400.

If you want something that is going to keep you entertained and also give you the opportunity to relax, then this is the place for you. Sit back and watch the latest movie releases on the big screen with quality picture and sound. What would a movie be without popcorn? The candy car is full of your favourite snacks and refreshments. While you are waiting for the session to begin, you can spend some time challenging yourself or a friend to some of the gaming machines on offer.

 

8. Trevallyn Dam & Nature Recreation Area

Reatta Road, Trevallyn.

If you thought the Cataract Gorge was incredible in flood, just wait until you see the water crashing over the dam wall. But that’s not all you can do here, you can also have a picnic in the rain under shelter or one of the hoo hoo huts. If you’re lucky enough to get a break in the weather it is also a good chance to explore one of the many walking tracks in the reserve.

 

9. Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Art Gallery: 2 Wellington Street, Launceston. Museum: 2 Invermay Road, Inveresk. 03 6323 3777.

Located across two key sites, this is Australia’s largest rural museum. At the Art Gallery you can explore the ten galleries with some permanent and casual displays, as well as enjoy some time in the family art space. Just across town at the Museum you will find the Tasmanian history and natural science collections, as well as the Phenomena Factory which is great fun for the whole family.

 

10. Launceston LINC

Civic Square, Launceston. 03 6777 2446

Recently refurbished, the LINC is now more than just a library with spaces for different age groups, free Wi-Fi and even a café; it is a new and modern space in Launceston to enjoy. They also have great programs for both children and adults, and these are all now conducted in their new state of the art spaces. There is plenty to keep you entertained in this great space on a rainy day, so make sure you check it out.

 

 

 

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