Left Sydney on the morning of Christmas Eve, and after changing planes in Melbourne (onto a tiny one with old-fashioned propellers – fun!), arrived at lunchtime to a cold and drizzly Launceston. Picked up our hire car and found we'd been upgraded to a monster that I soon decided I wouldn't be driving as I couldn't even see the front of it from my seat!
After checking into Launceston Backpackers, we made our way to the Boag's Brewery where we were hoping to squeeze in a quick tour before sampling our first beer of the holiday. Sadly though it was closed up for the festive break, so we had to move straight to the sampling! Boag's is the preferred tipple of Northern Tasmanians, and very fine it is too.
There's not an awful lot to Launceston, but we managed to find a good place to eat – The Pizza Place – where we had a couple of delicious pizzas and a few more beers before hitting the hay.