Tasmania offers a wide range of world-class experiences. Our island state is renowned for our fresh food, wine, award-winning whisky and pristine wilderness. We encourage you to take the opportunity to extend your stay in Tasmania and enjoy some of our unique experiences.
Getting to and around Launceston
Flights to Launceston
The following carriers provide frequent direct flights from most major centre’s across Australia.
- Qantas – www.qantas.com.au
- Virgin Australia – www.virginaustralia.com
- Jetstar – www.jetstar.com.au
- Tiger Airways – www.tigerair.com
Every arrival at Airport is met by a shuttle bus and taxis that will take passengers into Launceston city. The trip will take around thirty minutes.
If you’d like to drive yourself, rental cars are available: Hertz, AVIS, Europcar, Thrifty and Budget.
Operating between the Launceston Airport and Launceston hotels and accommodation including the Country Club Casino, servicing all departures and meeting all arrivals.
*Price to/from Launceston Airport and the city start from:
Adult: $15.00 (one way) and Pension/Child $14.00 (one way)
Group prices available upon request.
Shuttle services operate directly outside the terminal exits near baggage claim.
Phone: 0437 131 008 for the *latest prices, reservations and to make enquiries.
The approximate cost of a taxi to Launceston is $35 to $38 each way.
There is a designated taxi rank is located to the right outside the terminal exits near baggage claim
For more information go to taxicombined.com.au
Phone: 132 227 or 131 008 daily for the latest prices, reservations and enquiries
Wheelchair Friendly Maxi Taxi Service Launceston
Phone: 03 6331 0001 or visit http://www.abilitytaxis.com.au…
Smart Hail App
To pre book or secure a taxi to Launceston Airport, you may wish to trial the ‘Smart Hail’ taxi booking App on your smart phone.
The designated pick-up point for Uber and other rideshare services is located adjacent to the undercover car park. The rideshare location can be accessed by following directional signage from the terminal and following the covered walkway to the north of the terminal towards the Sharp Airlines terminal/undercover car park.
Launceston & The North
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Launceston’s own piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city centre.Here you’ll find walking and hiking trails, the world’s longest single span chairlift, swimming pool, restaurant, kiosk, cafe peacocks and wildlife, beautiful gardens, suspension bridge, inclinator for easy access, Interpretation Centre and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views! www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au
Tamar River Cruises
Tamar River Cruises is a family owned cruise company operating various cruises on the Tamar River. Offering multiple cruises departing daily, showcasing the magnificent Cataract Gorge and the beautiful Tamar Valley. See the gorge from the perspective of the water and enjoy a unique experience on-board the 1890’s replica Lady Launceston orThe Tamar Odyssey which also has a licensed bar on-board for those who’d like a top shelf tipple, glass of local wine or a refreshing cold beer. www.tamarrivercruises.com.au.
In 1976 Gary Cleveland presented a vision: “to establish in the minds of a large proportion of the world’s population that the word ‘Tasmania’ is synonymous with good design and reliable craftsmanship.” Forty years on, Design Tasmania remains committed to that vision by supporting, promoting and guiding designers and master artisans on a local, national and international platform. www.designtasmania.com.au
Josef Chromy Winery
The Josef Chromy Cellar Door & restaurant, located in the estate’s original homestead, is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Warm yourself by the open log fire and take in the views over the vineyard, winery and lake. Here, you can taste fine cool climate wines and sample fresh Tasmanian produce. Enjoy a light lunch or gourmet snack, taste rich Tasmanian cheeses or buy a fresh hamper from the delicatessen and dine alfresco in the grounds. www.josefchromy.com.au
James Boags Brewery
Discover the ultimate beer lover’s experience; take a tour of James Boag’s historic brewery in Launceston, Tasmania.Tours start and finish at the Boag’s Centre for Beer Lovers; situated in the historic Tamar Hotel, open seven days a week. The Centre features a museum, gift shop and a bar and cafe, where you can taste our beer or enjoy a coffee and light lunch. www.jamesboags.com.au
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
QVMAG is Launceston’s arts, cultural and creative heartbeat and gateway to local history and character. It enjoys a national profile for its collections of Australian colonial art, decorative arts and design, Tasmanian history and natural science.The QVMAG is located on two sites: the 1870s era railway workshop at Inveresk; and the 1891 Royal Park Art Gallery building on Wellington Street. www.qvmag.tas.gov.au
Ashgrove is a Tasmanian family owned and operated company, with a team of dedicated locals have been producing award winning dairy products for over 22 years. Visit us onsite at the Ashgrove Cheese factory and Tasmanian farm store. Come in and try our creamy farm ice-cream, fresh bottled milk, cheese, cream and butter. www.ashgrovecheese.com.au
Hollybanks Treetops Adventures
Hollybank Treetops Adventure is one of Tasmania’s most thrilling adventures. Visitors glide over the treetops in this fantastic 3 hour adventure forest experience, gaining a birds eye view of our beautiful forest. There are 6 different platforms (Cloud stations) which visitors fly to. The highest Cloud Station is at 23 metres above the ground, and the highest point, is when flying over the Pipers River, at 50 metres above the ground. This award winning adventure is suitable for most ages, 3yrs – 90+ yrs. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. www.treetopsadventure.com.au
Barnbougle & Lost Farm Golf Course
Barnbougle is now a name that represents two iconic golf courses: The Dunes and Lost Farm. Located on the rugged north east coast of the state, ruthless marram grass, wide open fairways and exquisite hole layouts make for unforgettable challenges. An extraordinary landscape combined with magnificent scenery makes Barnbougle the perfect golfing getaway. www.barnbougle.com.au
Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Join us for an unforgettable experience at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. We’re open all year round for you to enjoy each season, farm cycle and the freedom and space that comes with farm life.We are a working farm, so we’re busy throughout the year with planting, pruning and making our famous Bridestowe Lavender Estate products. www.bridestowelavender.com.au
Brickendon Estate offers visitors a delightful collection of self contained Historic and Farm Cottages.Explore the 19th century scented gardens, watch the daily workings of a contemporary farm or take the ‘Convict Walk’ to Woolmers Estate. Animal Feeding each morning is a great start to the day and exploring the numerous convict built farm buildings is also a must. www.brickendon.com.au
Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake
Cradle Mountain is Tasmania’s most recognisable landmark and one of Tasmania’s most visited attractions. Located at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain Lake-St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area. The surrounding landscape of ancient rainforest and alpine lands with colourful beech makes for any number of beautiful walks. There’s a visitor centre on the park boundary with an interpretive display, ranger station, park information, walker registration and up-to-date weather reports. There’s no town at Cradle Mountain, however there’s a wide range of accommodation in the Cradle Valley area, from an excellent campground to a luxury wilderness lodge.
Hobart & The South
Port Arthur Historic Site
The Port Arthur experience is unforgettable. Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Hobart on the Tasman Peninsula, a visit to the World Heritage Listed Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Tasmania’s iconic cultural heritage experiences. You can explore the ruins of the Penitentiary, the Separate Prison, Dockyard, Convict Church and Museum Houses as well as the vast grounds and gardens. Port Arthur Historic Site is Australia’s most intact and evocative convict site. www.portarthur.org.au
Bangor Wine & Oyster Shed is a cellar door, farm gate shop and restaurant in Dunalley Tasmania, brimming with cool climate Bangor wines, freshly shucked oysters and local produce. Perched on a hill beside the vineyard, at Bangor, what you enjoy is harvested from the vines and the sea before you. Cosy up by the fire in winter or around a picnic table in summer and you’ll understand what Tasmania is all about; fine oysters and wine, sweeping views and a rural welcome that’ll make you want to stay a while. www.bangorshed.com.au
The iconic Salamanca Market is a celebration of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers.The weekly outdoor market, held every Saturday, brings Hobart’s waterfront alive with the colours, sounds and smells of Tasmania.With the historic Georgian sandstone buildings of Salamanca Place as its backdrop and yachts and fishing boats moored nearby, this picturesque market is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. The diverse range of nearly 300 stallholders includes original, hand-made Tasmanian pieces, from woodwork to jewellery, fashion to fanciful, glassware and ceramics. Salamanca Market
The Museum of Old and New Art – Mona is Australia’s largest private museum and one of the most controversial private collections of modern art and antiquities in the world. Described by its owner as a “subversive adult Disneyland”, the collection includes everything from ancient Egyptian mummies to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. With around 300 art works on display, the collection takes up three floors within a subterranean architectural masterpiece and is guaranteed to impress. The 3.5 ha site includes a function centre, Moorilla winery and vineyard, a cellar door and wine bar. There’s also the Source restaurant, a 63-seat cinema, the Mona Library and Gallery and eight stylish accommodation pavilions. www.mona.net.au