Looking for what to do in Launceston? Launceston is the major city located in Tasmania’s north. Take a day trip and travel through the mountains of the Great Western Tiers on your way to Cradle Mountain National Park, surrounded by dense and lush forest and mountainous terrain. Visit some historic towns such as Carrick, Hagley, Westbury, and Deloraine (the hub between Launceston & Devonport). Stroll around the great Dove Lake, or visit Ashgrove Cheese Farm for some dairy delights.
Launceston has diverse wildlife to encounter or visit the rare water birds that inhabit Tamar Island. Historic Boags Brewery is also in Launceston where you can taste the fruits of the brew-masters labor made from traditions passed on through generations. In addition, for more information on what to do in Tasmania, be sure to check out our state page!
Getting Around Launceston
Walking and Cycling
One of the best ways to explore Launceston is on foot or on bike! As the streets are clean and safe, intimate transport options such as walking and cycling are ideal. Further, there are many walking paths that will take you to some of the main attractions in the city. There following are a few places you can hire bikes from:
Rent a Cycle
Opening hours: 8am-10pm Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm Sat & Sun
Address: 4 Penquite Rd, Newstead
Phone: 6334 9779
Bike Hire Tasmania (Appleby Cycles)
Opening hours 10am-5.30pm Mon & Fri, 9am-5.30pm Tue-Thu, 9am-2pm Sat
Address: 83 George St, Launceston
Phone: 6331 1311
You can easily get around Launceston with the use of public transport. There are public buses and there is also a free tourist bus, the Tiger bus service, which goes to some of the main points in the city such as the Queen Victoria Museum, the hospital, the Aquatic centre, the City Park and much more.
For more information, visit the public transit website.
Car and Motorcycle Rental
You can find a number of car and motorcycle rental companies that are located in the airport and in the city. Some of the major companies that offer great deals include:
Calling a taxi in advance or hailing a taxi in the city centre are easy ways to get to your place of interest. The following are two commonly used taxi companies in Launceston:
Taxi Combined Services
Address: 32 Cameron Street, Launceston
Phone: 13 22 27
Regency V.I.P Hire Cars
Address: 10 Cimitiere Street, Launceston
Phone: (03) 6334 2222