Welcome to Launceston
Launceston in Tasmania 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. Launceston is one of the busiest tourist spots in Australia and its centre is literally dotted with numerous accommodation options. Visitors who are in town on holiday will find hotels to suit their individual requirements and even those travelling on tight budgets will find plenty of choices at affordable prices.
Top 3 things in Launceston
At the heart of Launceston is the beautiful 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 , 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 in this area of Tasmania. The council organises the “Launceston Heritage Walks.” Visitors can choose from several walking tours that focus on specific aspects of the ’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 hotels
Launceston accommodation is varied, with a wide range of prices to suit any budget. There are also many bed and breakfasts and cheap hotels in Launceston centre, a number of which are located in the centre. The 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 .
Launceston to Hobart: 2 h 17 min (199.7 km) via National Highway 1
Launceston to Devonport: 1 h 10 min (102.8 km) via National Highway 1
Launceston to Burnie: 1 h 42 min (150.9 km) via National Highway 1
Accommodation, driving and car rental
At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.
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13 Brisbane Street
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Corner of St John & William Streets
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