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Launceston is found in the north of Tasmania on the Tamar River. It is the second largest city of Australia’s only island state. Launceston Airport services the area with flights connecting to Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Arriving on the island by ferry is also possible, and with the city being the hub of the highway system, the trip from Davenport’s offloading point will be convenient.

Wine, nature, and history are the highlights of Launceston, and visitors to the city have plenty of choices to keep them occupied. Lovers of history can take a visit to historic houses such as Macquarie House, Franklin House, and the Old Umbrella Shop. There is also the Launceston City Park which was established in the 1820s. Tamar Valley caters to the wine lovers with its vineyards and dozens of wineries found along the river, and there is Boag’s Brewery in the heart of the city for the beer fans. Those who want to immerse themselves in the nature of Tasmania can find solace at the Tamar Island Wetlands or Cataract Gorge. The gorge offers trails, chances to swim, and a chairlift.

Launceston offers a few dozen accommodation options with many found within the city center and others along the Tamar River. There are also a couple options found within a few kilometers of the airport. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Launceston for hotels and must-see destinations.