Launceston travel guide

Launceston Tourism | Launceston Guide

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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Launceston has to offer.

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 SAINT JOHN CRAFT BEER (133 St John St) are great picks.

When to visit Launceston

Launceston in July
Estimated hotel price
£78
1 night at 3-star hotel
Launceston in July
Estimated hotel price
£78
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 the United Kingdom departs from Leeds and takes around 62h 55m.

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 SafeDrive Car Rentals and Bargain Car Rentals, 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 the United Kingdom departs from Leeds and takes around 62h 55m.

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 SafeDrive Car Rentals and Bargain Car Rentals, among others, in Hobart.

Airports near Launceston

Airlines serving Launceston

Air France
Good (981 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (510 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (480 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (54 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (32 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (980 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (548 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,789 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (313 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,596 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (264 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (318 reviews)
Rex
Excellent (22 reviews)
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Where to stay in Launceston

Average rates range from around £83 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £138 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Launceston, with prices from £14 to £697 per night. Launceston CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Launceston are about 22% 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)
£87+
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£69+
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£57+
Best Western Plus Launceston
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
£61+

Hiring a car in Launceston

Hiring a car in Launceston costs £26 per day, on average, or £78 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Launceston.

Expect to pay £0.94 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 £11.23 and £14.98. Luxury (Audi Q5 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Launceston, while also 14% cheaper than other types, on average.

Hiring a car in Launceston costs £26 per day, on average, or £78 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Launceston.

Expect to pay £0.94 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 £11.23 and £14.98. Luxury (Audi Q5 or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Launceston, while also 14% cheaper than other types, on average.