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A historic town with easy charm, gateway to a premier wine region

Launceston’s stately historic streetscapes are home to a town of modern refinement with a gourmet twist. On the doorstep of the Tamar Valley wine region, Launceston is a natural hub for great food experiences, with some of the state’s best dining, quality natural produce and artisanal creators stocking creative cafés and restaurants around the region.

You’re only a hop away from Tasmania’s wilderness here – get a taste at Cataract Gorge or go a little further afield to Narawntapu National Park with its abundant wildlife.

Things to do

Bumper harvest

Join the locals every Saturday at Harvest Farmers’ Market as they stock their larders direct from local farmers and producers. Paddock-to-plate is natural when you’re situated amidst such abundance, and Launceston’s thriving dining scene reflects the regional bounty so take your tastebuds on a tour of the city’s top-notch restaurants, cafés and food trucks.

Arty hearty

Launceston is a cultural hotspot with venues to pique the interest of any artistic type. Design Tasmania is an edgy design hub that’s been promoting inventive Tasmanian designs to the world since 1976. Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery boasts history and natural science collections and an extensive colonial art section.

Gorgeously natural

Find wilderness just a 15-minute walk from Launceston’s city centre at Cataract Gorge Reserve opens in new window. A favourite local spot for picnics and barbeques, the park has walking trails, a suspension bridge, the world's longest single-span chairlift, a swimming pool, restaurant, café and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views.

Great escape

One of the prettiest spots in Tasmania and one of Australia’s premier wine regions, the Tamar Valley is a perfect day trip. The Tamar Valley Wine Route visits over 30 wineries producing cold climate Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the best sparkling wines this side of Champagne.

Airport information

Launceston Airport (LST)

Distance to city centre 15km

Taxi A taxi into Lanceston will take around 15 minutes and cost about AUD $35.

Shuttle The Launceston Airporter opens in new window The Launceston Airporter opens in new window meets every flight from the mainland and costs around AUD $15 one-way to the city centre.

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When To Go

Launceston has a cool, mild climate with four very distinct seasons, the weather can change markedly across a short period so layered clothing is essential.

Choose your preferred climate: Launceston is chilly in winter, pleasant in summer. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature ranging from 12–24°C. The coldest month is July, with an average temperature range of 2–13°C. Launceston rarely receives snowfall.

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Getting Around

If you want to give your feet a rest, local buses are run by Metro Tasmania opens in new window, with most departing from St John Street between Paterson and York Streets; or you can hire a bicycle opens in new window for daily or longer-term use.

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Launceston Holiday Packages

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Flight & Hotel Package

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