Visit Launceston - Best of Launceston

Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania, Australia and dates back to the year of 1805. Launceston is Australia’s one of the oldest cities and has managed to keep the Tasmanian culture intact. Moreover, the city is home to many historic building, the walls of which have some stories to tell! Named after the places in United Kingdom, Launceston is also the twelfth largest city in Australia. Known to be the only inland city in Tasmania, Launceston is a commercial and tourism hub of the island state.

There are many attractions in Launceston which make it worth visiting. Launceston City Park, Tamar Valley, Cataract Gorge are some of the most popular places in Launceston which will help you to embrace the nature. Other major attractions also include Boag's brewery, Launceston Ghost Tour and Design Centre Tasmania.

The best time to visit Launceston is in the summer and spring season, hence it is advisable to visit the city so that you can enjoy the incredible outdoor attractions.

The city has pubs which are decorated in a style heavily inspired from UK. The food scene of Launceston is also very popular. Being an inland city, Launceston is known for it’s delicious sea food. The city celebrates various events and festivals throughout the year and the most popular festivals are Chilli Skyfire, Fiesta on George and Furneaux Islands Festival.

Launceston Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Launceston tips for your visit


  • Time Zone: Australian Eastern Time Zone: UTC+10:00
  • Currency: AUD(Australian Dollar)
  • Electricity: Average voltage is 230V 50Hz. No need of a voltage convertor.
  • Internet: Free Wifi connection can be found in majority of hotels and public places.
  • Language: Predominant language spoken in Launceston is English.
  • Emergency numbers: 000- Primary Emergency Number, +61 3 6777 6777 - Launceston General Hospital


  • Tipping is not mandatory in Australia. It is not expected from you to tip in upper tier hotels but in small cafes and restaurants, you can do it!
  • In Launceston, one can find wide variety of races, religions, cultures and sexual preferences are prevalent in the city. Hence, there’s no way that anyone can feel uncomfortable.

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Launceston Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Launceston

  • Bay of Fires
    Bay of Fires

    Duration: 9 Hrs 15 Mins

    Lavender Farm, Binalong Bay, Fingal Valley. This tour takes you through some of the prettiest locations in Tasmania, from th...

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  • Seahorse World Guided Tour
    Seahorse World Guided Tour

    Duration: 45 Mins

    Visit Seahorse World on Tasmania's northern coast for a 45-minute guided tour of this aquarium outside Launceston. Enjoy an i...

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  • Save 7% Hollybank Treetops Adventure - Canopy Tours
    Hollybank Treetops Adventure - Canopy Tours New on TripHobo

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Experience Tasmania from the forest floor all the way up into the treetops! Hollybank Treetops Adventure Tasmania's First Out...

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  • Cradle Mountain Day Trip from  Launceston
    Cradle Mountain Day Trip from Launceston New on TripHobo

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Take a small-group day trip with a knowledgeable and friendly local tour guide, who is ready to show you around the magn...

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Facts and Stats for Launceston*

  • Pollution Statistics in Launceston

    Know the pollution level of Launceston before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.08 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.57 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Launceston: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Launceston for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Launceston.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.94 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.06 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.56 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.38 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Launceston - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 56.33 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.08 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 13.33 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.81 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Launceston

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Launceston

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.82 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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