Located in Northern Tasmania, the vibrant city of Launceston lies on the banks of the Tamar River. Launceston is known to be the ideal starting point for your Tasmanian holiday.

It is packed with city and country charm, vibrant dining, rich culture and diverse nature. Launceston has one of the best kept cityscapes in Australia with its elegant Victorian and colonial architecture and century old parks. Launceston's farmland, vineyards, orchards and historic villages makes it a perfect place for a road trip.

Discovering Launceston

Get ready to start your journey by exploring Tamar Island Wetlands Centre and Reserve, just a short 10 minute drive from Launceston. There you will find a bird hide with seating to observe the wetland birds.

At the heart of Launceston, City Park is a stunning park, featuring mature shrubs, trees and flowers. The park has an Japanese Macaque Monkey Enclosure, the John Hart Conservatory, a duck pond, Senses Garden, monuments, historic Albert Hall, BBQ area and children's playground.

60 km along Launceston to Bass Strait, Tamar Valley is one of Tasmania's most beautiful regions. When driving along the way, you will find small villages and breathtaking landscapes. For wine lovers, small wineries are located around the valley. As well as artisanal cheeses, ciders, beers, truffles, walnuts and cherry delicacies.

For the family trips do not miss Seahorse World at Beauty Point, it is the World's first commercial seahorse farm. On the way there you can stop by the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre, where the Gold Mine made national headlines back in 2006 where a rock had trapped two miners.

Take a 2 minutes drive from central Launceston to Cataract Gorge, a unique natural formation.

No trip to Launceston is complete without a trip to the city centre. Art and culture are an integral part of the city with plenty of art galleries, design studios and galleries. Visit the Queen Victoria Museum, or the Art Gallery - the largest regional gallery in Australia.

Launceston Car Hire Collections

We source the most reputable car hire suppliers at the most convenient locations to make your trip easy and hassle-free.

Collect your car hire in Launceston city or Launceston Airport to begin you road trip. We have a great selection on car types to suit your needs. Cars range from small compact hatchbacks to full size sedans and SUVs for the family, even minivans for larger groups. You will be able to find a perfect car hire for you.