Experience a pleasant relaxed city nestling on the banks of the River Tamar where the North and South Esk Rivers converge. Launceston is often called the ‘garden city’ for its extensive parkland and flourishing gardens. It contains many historic buildings, a vivid reminder of the city’s heritage. This is the ideal base for exploring the rich and varied countryside surrounding the city.

Facts

Population

Launceston: 76,085 Greater Launceston Area: 106,000

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Majority of shops are open from 9 am-5.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays and 9 am-noon on Saturdays. Some shops have extended hours on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. There are very few shops open on Sundays.

Newspapers

The Examiner The Australian (National) Launceston Times

Tourist information

Launceston Travel and Information Centre 68-72 Cameron Street, Launceston +61 1800 651 827 Open weekdays 9 am-5 pm. Sat 9 am-1 pm. Sundays and Public Holidays 9 am-1 pm travelcentre@launceston.tas.gov.au

Travel to Launceston

Book your flights to Launceston with Etihad Airways and look forward to an unbeatable experience. The city of Launceston and the area around can be appreciated on numerous levels; with rich wildlife, natural beauty, gourmet food and outdoor adventure, there is something for everyone here. Launceston has been described as ‘charming and refined’ due to its Georgian street design, architecture and heritage.

Top 5 Things To Do in Launceston

  • Be inspired at Cataract Gorge where fresh waters majestically spill through rocky passes; enjoy a cruise along the calmer areas
  • Dream of driving vintage cars and visit the National Automobile Museum
  • If you feel adventurous you could try cable hang gliding for fun and thrills
  • There are various organised and guided tours in and around Launceston, hour-long walks share the rich history of the area
  • If history is not enough, there are also guided ghost walks at night, designed to spook and entertain you

Plan Your Launceston Holiday

Whatever kind of holiday you have in mind, Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city, has plenty to offer. Its neat streets offer galleries, eateries, and a boardwalk to enjoy the setting sun. Tasmania enjoys distinct seasons and offers year-round holiday opportunities for a wonderful trip.

Finding flight deals to Launceston is trouble free with Etihad’s popular deals. Summertime is busy with local festivals and fairs. Do remember that summertime in Launceston is December through to February. The busier time is in winter, June, July, and August, when many people gather to experience the Longest Night Film Festival and other attractions. Whatever the season, Launceston is ‘open’ so book your tickets to Launceston soon. To find cheap hotels in Launceston, try searching outside the main centre to unearth an array of suburban accommodation.

Destination Routes

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