Welcome to Northern Exposure,
Launceston is starting to shake off the winter chill, with warmer weather and longer days incoming, now is the time to get out and start exploring Northern Tasmania.
And with borders still closed, there has never been a more perfect time to explore what is on your doorstep.
If you want some short trip inspiration, make sure to check out pages 4 to five where we feature some great day trips from Launceston.
There is something special about spring in Launceston, there is an atmosphere of anticipation and excitement.
And while many festivals and events have been postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19, there are still some fantastic offerings from local markets and art exhibitions.
On pages 6, 7 and 10 you will find updates from QVMAG on all of the wonderful exhibitions they are currently running.
Discover the depths of the Tamar Estuary, The tales of QVMAG's Natural Sciences curator David Maynard will leave you hungry for more. With his firsthand experience bumping into sea creatures below the tide - both small and large - he has extensive insight into what lives within this ancient waterway nestled in the heart of Launceston.
From fish and sharks to soft corals and the threatened giant kelp - the estuary is a refuge for many underwater creatures right in the heart of Launceston.
Make sure to also check out Natural Visions: The Camera and Conservation in Tasmania. This exhibition documents the development of Tasmanian landscape and nature photography from its earliest days to the present, and charts shifting attitudes to Tasmania's natural environment.
From trail-blazing innovators pushing the limits of new technology, to conservation crusaders using their photography to raise awareness of threats, Natural Visions draws on the collection of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Archives Tasmania and private collections to showcase stunning photographs from photographers who shaped a genre
Spring is also the perfect time to discover the local food and wine scene with new releases on offer from local wineries and fresh produce back in the forefront of people's minds Launceston's Harvest Market is a great Saturday morning outing to meet the producers first-hand and get some fresh, locally sourced goodies.
There really is no excuse to hideaway this spring, so make sure you get outside and enjoy all that Northern Tasmania has on offer.