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The second biggest city in the state, Launceston, or ‘Lonnie’ as it is known to the locals, has heaps to offer any student. Its food and wine scene rivals that of its southern sister, Hobart, and its arts scene and museums have undergone recent revitalisation program bringing new life to the area.

Bike paths make the city and the surrounding region popular with cyclists and the river and its environs attract rowers, yachties, runners and picnickers.

Cataract Gorge is one of the most popular local attractions, only a short stroll from the city centre it offers visitors bushland, cliffs, an outdoor pool, a river and the world’s longest single span chair lift. And of course peacocks and native wildlife!