When we launched the competition to win a family pass to New Year on Royal, we promised more information about Royal Park Launceston. And here it is, all present and accounted for.
Introducing Royal Park Launceston
photos by Benita Bell
Royal Park Launceston is the home of the city’s cenotaph. Accessed by Park Street, it was originally the site of a military barracks and developed as parkland in the late 1800s. Officially named Royal Park in 1912, the site is a very popular social meeting place with locals and tourists visiting northern Tasmania.
Royal Park is quite traditional; a boardwalk along the river’s edge connects the Cataract Gorge Reserve to the Inveresk Precinct. Walkers will notice Ritchie’s Mill, Home Point and Seaport as they progress through the parklands. Adjoining Kings Park and running between Kings Bridge and Charles Street Bridge in Launceston, the parkland traverses 1.4kms of prime Tasmanian waterfront territory.
Tamar River and Tourist Attractions
Launceston’s Tamar River is the dominant natural feature of the area, but Royal Park’s established trees, tracks, skate park and boat ramp all attract a variety of users. Visitors can access the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery from Royal Park, as well as river cruises to Cataract Gorge and further afield.
It sounds like a fabulous place for a party, and that will prove to be the case on December 31, as Launceston celebrates at New Year on Royal. Don’t forget to enter the competition to win a family pass to the region’s major New Years Eve event.
For more information about New Year on Royal, please contact: Lou Clark (Festivale Chairman) by phone 0419 326 023 or visit the New Year on Royal website. You can also follow New Year on Royal via Facebook.
For more information about the work of Benita Bell, visit Daydream Photography online or follow Daydream Photography via Facebook. Alternatively, you can phone 0497 655 034 and speak with Benita personally.
Festivale and Daydream Photography are both registered members of Think Tasmania.
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