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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Launceston to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Launceston

If you’re looking for affordable options, Maple on Abbott (17-19 Abbott St shop 6) and Levee Food Co (27 Seaport Boulevard) are great picks.

When to visit Launceston

Launceston in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
1 night at 3-star hotel
Launceston in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 131
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 8 miles from the city centre

Plane

When flying to Launceston, you’ll arrive at Launceston (LST), which is located 8 miles from the city centre

Airports near Launceston

Airlines serving Launceston

Air France
Good (971 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,921 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,117 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,482 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (914 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (481 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (453 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (47 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (27 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (993 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (529 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,736 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (305 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,602 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (264 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (304 reviews)
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Where to stay in Launceston

There are also lots of vacation rental options in Launceston, with prices from C$ 25 to C$ 1,223 per night. Launceston CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Launceston are about 24% 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)
C$ 143+
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 119+
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
3 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 106+
Best Western Plus Launceston
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 114+
Village Family Motor Inn
3 stars
Good (6.2, Good reviews)
C$ 88+

Renting a car in Launceston

Expect to pay C$ 1.61 per litre in Launceston (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.21 and C$ 25.62.

Expect to pay C$ 1.61 per litre in Launceston (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.21 and C$ 25.62.