Junction Presents | Weekend ItineraryApril 28 2022 Click image to zoom
Visiting Launnie to soak up the autumn vibes? We’ve done the legwork for you and prepared your ultimate taster weekend. Need somewhere to stay? Our accommodation partner Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston is centrally located, and the best place in the city to base your Junction Presents experience.
Your ultimate taste of the region weekend looks like this:
FRIDAY 6 MAY
Check into Hotel Grand Chancellor from 2PM and cheers to your weekend away at the Lobby Bar, before heading out for an early dinner at one of Launceston’s many exceptional restaurants. Bookings recommended.
After dinner, wander down to The National Theatre (Foot & Playsted - 99 Charles Street) to catch Andrew Morrish’s show from 8:30-9:20PM. Make sure to rug up warm, as next you’ll want to head to Chalmers Church (corner Frederick + St John Streets) to see the striking visual art of Soliloquy. You can drop in anytime between 7-10PM (free).
SATURDAY 7 MAY
Start your day like a local with a visit to Harvest Launceston (right across the road from Grand Chancellor).
Take the day to experience Launceston in autumn, with a stroll through City Park and if you’re feeling energetic, all the way up to the stunning Cataract Gorge. Jump on the chairlift across and walk back down to check out the Seaport. Feel like a slower day? Experience Launceston’s cafe culture and then head to Northern Tasmania’s home of art, history and natural science at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery. With 2 locations to visit you’ll find plenty to explore.
Worked up an appetite? Good, ‘cause it's time for a Feast. Get glammed and ready, the bus will collect you from Prince’s Square at 4:30PM. Follow the river north and you’ll arrive at the Tamar Ridge Cellar Door for food, wine, gin + performances by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra String Quintet, Benjamin Hancock, ROOKE + more - all MC’d by Andrew Morrish. Bus back to town by 10PM.
SUNDAY 8 MAY
Then find your way to the Jackson Ford Showroom (Corner Lower Charles + William Street) to enjoy a clash of motors, music + heritage architecture at 1:30PM. Enjoy this special performance by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra + Yyan and Emily with a tipple of Adams Distillery Signature Series Whisky (this one’s on us). At 3:20PM, catch the bus from Prince’s Square to Backyard Bands to see the likes of Kat Edwards, Quivers + Fflora play an intimate backyard gig as the sun sets. Bring a picnic rug, grab dinner from a food truck + settle in for an afternoon of live music and mates with dramatic views over the city.
The bus will drop you back at Prince’s Square at 7:30PM, where you can take in Soliloquy one last time or head back to your hotel + put your feet up!