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Launceston, Australia

Launceston, Australia: Tasmania’s Northern Gem

Nestled at the head of the Tamar Valley, Launceston, Tasmania’s second-largest city, beautifully harmonizes its colonial heritage with natural splendors. Its graceful architecture, coupled with the draw of Cataract Gorge close to its heart, make Launceston an enchanting stop on a Tasmanian journey.

Cataract Gorge: A mere 15 minutes from the city center, this natural wonder boasts walking trails, panoramic lookouts, and the world’s longest single-span chairlift.

City Park: Delight in the meticulously maintained park in the heart of the city. Don’t miss the Japanese macaque monkeys!

Tamar Valley Wine Route: Embrace the local viticulture by exploring vineyards and wineries that line the Tamar River, producing some of Australia’s finest cool-climate wines.

From its Victorian-era parks and vibrant cultural scene to the nearby vineyards, Launceston provides an invigorating blend of history and natural beauty, waiting to be savored.



Country Australia
State Tasmania

Launceston, Australia

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

Language: English

Weather Climate: Temperate maritime climate, with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

Major Airport: Launceston Airport

Flight time:

  • From Melbourne: Approx. 1h 10m
  • From Sydney: Approx. 1h 45m
  • From Brisbane: Approx. 2h 35m
  • From Adelaide: Approx. 2h 5m
  • From Canberra: Approx. 1h 35m
  • From Darwin: Approx. 6h 20m (with a stopover)
  • From Gold Coast: Approx. 2h 20m
  • From Perth: Approx. 4h 35m

Drive time:

  • From Melbourne: Approx. 10h 30m (includes ferry time)
  • From Sydney: Approx. 21h (includes ferry time)
  • From Brisbane: Approx. 29h (includes ferry time)
  • From Adelaide: Approx. 25h (includes ferry time)
  • From Canberra: Approx. 17h (includes ferry time)
  • From Darwin: Approx. 61h (includes ferry time)
  • From Gold Coast: Approx. 27h (includes ferry time)
  • From Perth: Approx. 46h (includes ferry time)

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) during daylight saving; Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) otherwise.

Major Train Station: Launceston does not have a major train station as there are no passenger rail services.

Launceston Tourism Office

TEL: +61 (0) 2 9267 8655
FAX: +61 (0) 2 9261 4361
Toll Free: 1300 307 077 (Australia Only)

Suite 205, Level 2, 2 Grosvenor Street Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
PO Box 1287, Sydney NSW 2001

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