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

If you’re looking for affordable options, SAINT JOHN CRAFT BEER (133 St John St) and Maple on Cameron (39 Cameron St) are great picks.

When to visit Launceston

Launceston in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 110
1 night at 3-star hotel
Launceston in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 110
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


When flying to Launceston, you’ll arrive at Launceston (LST), which is located 13 km from the city centre


Another option to get to Launceston is to pick up a car rental from Hobart, which is about 161 km from Launceston. You’ll find branches of East Coast Car Rentals and Apex, among others, in Hobart.

Airports near Launceston

Airlines serving Launceston

Air France
Good (509 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,256 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,468 reviews)
Excellent (1,298 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (486 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (407 reviews)
Excellent (233 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (882 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (239 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,775 reviews)
China Southern
Excellent (11 reviews)
China Eastern
Excellent (9 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (137 reviews)
Good (140 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (120 reviews)
Excellent (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in Launceston

Average rates range from around C$ 211 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 264 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Launceston, with prices from C$ 24 to C$ 1,204 per night. Launceston CBD is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Launceston are about 19% 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
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 160+
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 125+
Best Western Plus Launceston
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 106+
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 122+
Village Family Motor Inn
Good (6.1, Good reviews)
C$ 94+
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Renting a car in Launceston

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Launceston.

Expect to pay C$ 1.51 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$ 18.10 and C$ 24.13. The most frequently booked car type in Launceston is Supplier choice (Class Special Pickup Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Hyundai Accent or similar) are, on average, 69% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.