A Word in Your Ear


Despite the fact this town shuts down at 9.00pm at night, day time Launceston has a lot of charm, unexpected surprises and the Boags Brewery.


For the second largest town in Tasmania the city centre is pocket-sized and easily walkable in  a day. Based in the Tamar Valley Launceston is the gateway to a large wine growing region and Ben Lomond national park.   Delve into this city and you will come up with a fistful of surprises.

The first surprise was when I decided to walk to Coles through the City Park to buy some food for breakfast and found Japanese Macaque Monkeys.



Flowers I expected, quaint cottages and botanical wonders were anticipated


but the monkeys were an unusual addition.


Now in yesterdays post I mentioned that the hostel we stayed in had an interesting history and one that I only found out about when I hung around the…

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