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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Travel to Launceston- Know before you go to Launceston
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 45 (Moderate)
Mugging and Robbery 31.67 (Low)
Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
Corruption and Bribery 30 (Low)
Car Stealing 45 (Moderate)
Robbery of Car belongings 48.33 (Moderate)
Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
Safety walking alone during daylight 86.67 (Very High)
Safety walking alone during night 53.33 (Moderate)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.67 (Low)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
Living in Launceston - Quality of Life
Safety Index 59.9 (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 0.09 USD
International Movie per seat 14.06 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 39.1 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106.45 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.51 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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Launceston Tours for you
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