The northern Tasmanian city of Launceston, where the Tamar River begins, was one of the earliest communities that Europeans settled in Australia. Old buildings and other historic sites, as well as places of natural beauty, are among the attractions for visitors. For your stay in Launceston, we recommend the following hotels:
This area is known for its Tasmanian devil, as well as penguins, platypuses and wombats. The Tamar Island Wetlands is a good place to see black swans, great egrets, ducks, swallows and pelicans. At Cataract Gorge, the most popular tourist attraction in Tasmania, zip lines cross thick eucalyptus tree canopies and Segway tours pass through the forest. There are also river cruises and hiking trails.
In town, renovated structures from the colonial and Victorian periods are featured in a series of “heritage walks.” Among the highlights of these self-guided tours are the 1885 Customs House, the 1820 Batman-Fawkner Inn, an 1844 synagogue, the 1824 St. John’s Anglican Church and the 1864 Town Hall. To visit that places you can try the Top Rated Hotel Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments.
Because Tasmania is an island, the only access is by ferry or airplane. Launceston Airport, 15 km outside the city, is served by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantaslink airlines. There are direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The Spirit of Tasmania ferry takes about 10 hours to cross Bass Strait from Devonport or Melbourne. Airport shuttles transport visitors into town, where they can rent cars and bicycles, hail taxis or use buses to get around.
If you want to stay near to Launceston Airport you have many options, for example:
Launceston has a cool, wet climate, with a year-round average temperature of 12.7 degrees Celsius and 700 mm of rain. During the summer months of January and February, the highs are about 12.2 degrees. In winter (June through August), the mercury can drop below 2 degrees. There is more rain in the summer. A typical day of touring the area costs about AU$151, which includes $25 for food. A couple can expect to pay $190 for a hotel room.