Launceston Holiday Packages
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Back to top
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.Back to top
Launceston Holiday Packages
Mantra Charles Hotel
At Mantra Charles Hotel you’ll find yourself captivated by Launceston. From visiting the acclaimed wine region of the Tamar Valley, to discovering the beauty of the Cataract George, you’ll quickly learn why the city is such a sought after holiday destination.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Launceston’s Grand Chancellor is an ideal base for visitors experiencing the city’s cultural and sporting events, such as Australian Football League matches at Aurora Stadium, AgFest, Festivale and Targa Tasmania.
Peppers Silo Hotel
With sweeping views across the Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge, originally containing four large grain silos, Peppers Silo Hotel has been redesigned into a stylish Launceston accommodation offering.
Best Western Plus Launceston
If location in a city is the key to your perfect break or holiday then the Best Western Plus Launceston is the ideal place for you.
Lesiure Inn Penny Royal
Penny Royal Hotel and Apartments is a heritage property featuring modern facilities and convenient location suited for corporate business travellers, families, couples and groups.
Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston
With a stay at Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston, you'll be centrally located in Launceston, within a 5-minute drive of Cataract Gorge and Quadrant Mall.
Country Club Tasmania
Country Club Tasmania is nestled amongst picturesque grounds and bushland, yet located only minutes from Launceston's CBD.
Country Club Villas
Located minutes from Launceston's CBD and airport, Country Club Villas is the state's premier self-contained family resort complex and is the perfect platform for guests to explore the wine region of Tamar Valley and the rugged beauty of Northern Tasmania.
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