Holiday Packages in Launceston
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Flying to Launceston
There are regular flights from New Zealand's major cities to Launceston. You can book a trip from Auckland (AKL), Wellington (WLG), Christchurch (CHC), and Queenstown (ZQN). The quickest route is from Christchurch (CHC) to Launceston (LST). It has a total flight time of 6h 35min with a stopover in Melbourne. You can fly with leading airlines like Virgin Australia or Qantas Airlines. All flights from New Zealand will land at Launceston Airport. It's the second busiest airport in the state and one of the fastest growing airports in Australia. With no public transportation options like trains or buses running to and from the airport, your only option is to take a metered taxi to your hotel.
Where to Stay in Launceston
Webjet's Launceston packages combine flight deals and accommodation specials to give you the best possible price for your trip to Tasmania. Stay in budget-friendly hotels or splurge on the city's top luxury options.
Mantra Charles Hotel
Mantra Charles Hotel is only 12 minutes from the airport. It's one of the best places in the city to base yourself as you explore the nearby Bay of Fires and go wine tasting in Tamar Valley. Inside the hotel, you'll find stunning art-deco furnishings as well as amenities like conference rooms and fast wireless internet. Choose from a range of rooms that come with large flatscreen TVs, European style balconies and spa baths.
Apartments at York Mansions
Apartments at York Mansions are a short two-minute walk from Launceston's central business district. The self-contained rooms are an ideal choice for families, groups or solo travellers visiting the city for business. Inside the apartments, you can expect a fully equipped kitchen as well as a washing machine dryer, gas log fires and free WiFi.
Art Hotel on York
Art Hotel is a quirky, boutique hotel that's full of character. Each room comes with multi-zone pillowtop mattresses, leather chairs, and giant smart TV's. Step outside the hotel, and you'll be within an 800-metre walk of the famous Cataract Gorge, the Sea Port or the City Mall. It's an affordable option for solo travellers or couples that want to stay close to the city's restaurant and shopping options.
Things to do in Lauceston
Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania. Situated near the Tamar River, it's one of the island's most scenic destinations. The town is famous for its well-tended parks, beautiful colonial style buildings and public squares. History lovers can learn more about Launceston through one of the heritage trails, and nature enthusiasts can escape the bustle of the city and explore the nearby hiking trails and gardens.
Visit Cataract Gorge
Cataract Gorge is situated 15-minutes from Launceston. If you want to reach the top, you can board the world's longest single-span chairlift. There's also plenty of walking trails around the cliff face as well as a cafe with a swimming pool. On the northern side of the gorge, you'll find Cliff Grounds. It's home to peacocks, wallabies and a beautiful Victorian garden.
Drive to the Tamar Island Wetlands
The Tamar Island Wetlands are a short 10-minute drive from Launceston. Nature lovers can learn about the history of the area from the interpretation centre and stroll along the boardwalks past the lagoons. Keep an eye out for wildlife like black swans, ducks, swallows and pelicans. Be sure to bring along your camera!
Go to Hollybank Treetops
Hollybank Treetops is the perfect outing for adventurous travellers. Located 15-minutes from Launceston's city centre, you can go on a three-hour zip line tour. There's also a twilight zip line option if you're after a bigger adrenaline rush. If you're afraid of heights, there's a two-hour Segway tour that goes past the area's famous eucalyptus trees!
The Best Time to Visit Launceston
The best time to visit Launceston is between December and February. The temperatures are warm, and there's little chance of rain. With the city being a popular destination for the end of year holidays, you'll need to book your Launceston flight and accommodation package well in advance to lock in lower prices. If you want to avoid the crowds, plan your trip during the autumn or winter months. From March to August, the city empties out, and you'll have the top attractions all to yourself. Hotels slash their prices during these months to make up for the seasonal lull, making it one of the cheapest times to visit Launceston.