Launceston travel guide

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You're Going to Love Launceston

With a population of 106,153, Launceston is a must-see destination in Tasmania, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Launceston

Launceston CBD is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Launceston. These include popular favourites such as Havilah (178 Charles St), Maple on Cameron (39 Cameron St) and Geronimo Aperitivo Bar and Restaurant (186 Charles Street). If you’re looking for affordable options, Grain of the Silos (89-91 Lindsay St Invermay) and Maple on Abbott (17-19 Abbott St shop 6) are great picks.

When to visit Launceston

Launceston in July
Estimated hotel price
$160
1 night at 3-star hotel
Launceston in July
Estimated hotel price
$160
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Launceston in January, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 23 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 2 °C, with an average temperature of 6 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Launceston, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Launceston

Plane

When flying to Launceston, you’ll arrive at Launceston (LST), which is located 13 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Launceston from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 14h 10m.

Car

Another option to get to Launceston is to pick up a car hire from Hobart, which is about 161 km from Launceston. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and YesDrive Car Rental, among others, in Hobart.

Plane

When flying to Launceston, you’ll arrive at Launceston (LST), which is located 13 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Launceston from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 14h 10m.

Car

Another option to get to Launceston is to pick up a car hire from Hobart, which is about 161 km from Launceston. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and YesDrive Car Rental, among others, in Hobart.

Airports near Launceston

Airlines serving Launceston

Air France
Good (969 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,839 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,097 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,460 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (870 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (804 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (458 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (438 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (35 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (985 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (27 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (500 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,661 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (282 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,555 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (291 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (260 reviews)
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Where to stay in Launceston

There are also lots of holiday rental options in Launceston, with prices from $30 to $1,453 per night. Launceston CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Launceston are about 31% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Launceston

Most booked hotels in Launceston

Mantra Charles Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$193+
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$164+
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
3 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
$149+
Best Western Plus Launceston
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$134+
Village Family Motor Inn
3 stars
Okay (5.8, Okay reviews)
$120+

Hiring a car in Launceston

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Launceston.

Expect to pay $1.92 per litre in Launceston (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $23.02 and $30.70. The most frequently booked car type in Launceston is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki Swift or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 17% more expensive than at Launceston.

Expect to pay $1.92 per litre in Launceston (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $23.02 and $30.70. The most frequently booked car type in Launceston is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Suzuki Swift or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.