Launceston & North
Tasmania’s second largest city
Launceston is an elegant mix of Edwardian and Victoria architecture
A gateway to Tasmania’s regional destinations, Launceston is a beautifully elegant destination. Located at the junction of the North and South Esk rivers, the city opens up onto the Tamar River Valley.
- Enjoy a private tasting at one of Tasmania’s finest wineries or boutique distillers.
- Journey through the National Parks in search of some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife.
- Join a tour with one of Australia’s most-experienced tour guides, and receive the wildlife experience of a lifetime.
A fantastic base for visiting the surrounding wineries and boutique spirit producers, Launceston is within fantastic proximity to the Tamar Valley. There are also a number of National Parks that are known for excellent wildlife-spotting.
The city itself is alive with all the usual features of a modernistic city, including excellent cafes and restaurants. A boardwalk links the city with the cultural precinct if Inveresk, where one of Australia’s best regional galleries can be found.
Visit Launceston and discover what Tasmania is really about.
Tasmania, Australia’s most southern state, experiences four distinctive seasons of weather throughout the year.
In the summer (December to February) the days are typically sunny and warm, with the average temperature sitting at 21 – 23.5°C (69.8 – 74.3°F). In the winter (June to August) that changes drastically with the average temperature dropping to 10.8 – 12°C (51.4 – 53.6°F).
During spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) the temperatures even out and the days turn typically mild and enjoyable, with the average daily temperature sitting between 14 – 21.2°C (57.2 – 70.2°F).