When you talk to students that live in Launceston about why they enjoy being here so much they keep coming back to this one point - it is so close to everything. Whether you love shopping, eating, wandering the local produce markets, surfing, snowboading, mountain bike riding, sailing and dancing - we have it all and more. The best part is you will not have to travel far and a lot of it is for free. Apart from the shopping of course! Take a look at what our students tell us are their favourite things to do in Launceston.

  • Tamar Yacht Club

    Tamar Yacht Club

    The Tamar River offers some of the best sailing in the North. Since 1837, Tamar Yacht Club has provided members with the best competition, social, on-water and clubhouse facilities in Northern Tasmania. As the oldest yacht club in the Southern Hemisphere, members enjoy the benefits of the resources and advantages that only a long-established club can provide. Experienced sailors have the opportunity to skipper or crew, from dinghies to ocean racers. Novices have opportunities to learn, and gain recognised qualifications on all sizes of boats. Friends, supporters and retired sailors can enjoy the great social atmosphere at either the Launceston or Beauty Point clubhouses. You do not need to own a boat, or even have sailed previously.

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  • The Beach

    If you love the sun and surf then during the summer months the beach is a popular place to be. There are several options all within an hours drive from Launceston. To the north there is Greens Beach and Low Head and to the North East there is the beautiful seaside town of Bridport.

  • Theatre North

    Theatre North

    This independent not-for-profit organisation brings the theatre to you. It puts on a season of fantastic professional performing arts from around Australia every year. It also supports locally produced theatre and dance, and manages the Princess Theatre and Earl Arts Centre. The membership fee is well worth it for some amazing entertainment.

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  • Unigym


    Unigym is a multi-purpose fitness centre located on the Newnham campus of University of Tasmania. The centre provides health and fitness services and sporting facilities for all of the community. Unigym are dedicated to providing fitness opportunities for everybody by offering a fully-equipped weights and cardio area, wide range of group fitness classes including Les Mills, personal training and facility hire. Students are eligible for concession.

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  • UTAS Film Society

    If you enjoy watching films, want to know more about films or just like meeting new people then you may want to consider joining the UTAS Film Society. Screenings are every Tuesday night at 7pm in the AMC Lecture Theatre and they show a range of films from classics, foreign films, documentaries, art house and much more. UTAS students and the general community are welcome to join. To find out what is screening go to the website.

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  • Village Cinemas

    If you enjoy watching movies then the Village Cinemas is the place for you. With four cinemas all the new releases come to Launceston and it is a great place to hang out with friends.

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  • Yeltour

    If you are after something special then Yeltour is the place for you. Yeltour is know for their great range and fanatastic service, so if you feel like being pampered you can find them at 169 Charles st.

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