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A short flight from the mainland will land you in Launceston, the gateway to northern Tasmania and the home of the picturesque Tamar Valley.

Launceston is known for being big enough to provide excellent cultural, leisure and lifestyle experiences but small enough for students to feel safe and instantly part of a community. Filled with beautiful architecture, fabulous eateries and a thriving festival and creative culture scene, Launceston is a perfectly balanced city.

As a student city, Launceston boasts of comfortable living, world-class education opportunities and welcoming and supportive community. Launceston is also one of Australia’s most affordable cities with brand new student accommodation in the heart of the city. It also offers specialised education facilities with subjects exclusive to Launceston, including Architecture, Maritime Studies at the Australian Maritime College, Aquaculture, Laboratory medicine, Exercise science, nursing and hospitality.

What makes Launceston a perfect place to study is its proximity to the Cataract Gorge.  Only a 10-minute walk from the city centre, this amazing place offers, panoramic views, walking trails, a swimming pool and a great spot for a picnic or day out. You can even buy a scenic chairlift ride across the gorge.

Launceston is also perfect for exploring some of Tasmania’s most well-known tourist attractions including the Bay of Fires, Coles Bay, Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair.

Explore more of Launceston here.