T he Design Centre Tasmania is located on the western edge of City Park in Launceston - a short stroll from the city centre and hotels. The street address is Cnr Tamar and Brisbane Streets, Launceston.
City Park, a heritage park created from the original gardens of the Governor’s Northern residence in the nineteenth century, contains a Conservatory, Rose Garden and many interesting and rare botanical specimens including a 150-year-old Napoleon pear tree which still fruits every year. The Children’s Train is a much-loved feature of the Park.
The Park also contains memorials and statues including a bronze sculpture of Ronald Campbell Gunn, the landscapist of the Park, by renowned sculptor Peter Corlett.
The Design Centre Tasmania is adjacent to many other tourist attractions, including the City Park Radio Museum, the City Park Monkey Enclosure and The Automobile Museum of Tasmania. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk is a 5 minute walk down Tamar Street and while you’re in Launceston visiting the Design Centre we can also recommend a cruise with Tamar River Cruises or take the Cataract Cruise into the mouth of the famous Cataract gorge.