Launceston is a favourite holiday destination with visitors from around the globe. Its well-preserved historic sites offer a striking contrast with the modern structures in the town. The city is one of the busiest tourist spots in Australia and its centre is literally dotted with numerous accommodation options, ranging from Launceston hotels to hostels. Visitors on holiday will find hotels in Launceston to suit their individual requirements and even those travelling on tight budgets will find plenty of choices at affordable prices.
Top Things in Launceston City
At the heart of Launceston is the beautiful City Park, offering a display of annual flowers, a Japanese Macaque monkey showcase, the John Hart Conservatory, duck pond, senses garden and many other interesting features.
Inversek is the cultural heart of the city, where the stunning Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery can be found.
Launceston Seaport offers numerous outstanding cafes and restaurants, as well as a beautiful boardwalk that connects the port with the Royal Park and scenic Cataract George precinct.
Parks and the Great Outdoors
Launceston Heritage Walk is one of the best ways to understand and enjoy the rich history and culture of the city. The city council organises the “Launceston Heritage Walks." Visitors can choose from several walking tours that focus on specific aspects of the city's history, culture and topography. Brochures are available at the Launceston Travel and Information Centre and all walks begin at Civic Square, near the Town Hall and are full wheelchair and pram accessible.
Where to Stay: Launceston City Hotels
Accommodation in Launceston city is varied, with a wide range of prices to suit any budget. There are also many bed and breakfasts and cheap hotels in Launceston city centre, a number of which are located in the city centre. The city offers accommodation options for short or long-term holidays. Motels, serviced apartments, inns, boutique apartments and country club apartments provide cheap but comfortable accommodation. For those on a budget there is a selection of backpacker accommodation in the city.