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The second largest town in Tasmania, Launceston is nestled along the Tamar River, offering great access to charming wine valleys, park areas and gorges. It is only 50 minutes away from Melbourne by air, while flights to and from Brisbane and Sydney are also offered. The town is only a few minutes away by road, and cheap car hire in Launceston Downtown is readily available from different companies offering affordable rates for an easy means of transport around the city.
Taxis can be hired to get to different places around the city, although fares may be expensive, while buses also offer good transfer services throughout the town. Driving a car rental in Launceston Downtown on the other hand, is the best way to get around the city, especially when visiting different areas and suburbs.
Among the best places to visit in the city are the Launceston Park and the historic houses, like the Franklin House, Macquarie House, Entally House and the Old Umbrella Shop. The National Motor Museum is also a good place to visit along with the wine growing area in Tamar Valley.
Visitors could also take a one kilometer drive on a car hire in Launceston Downtown to get to the famous Cataract Gorge, which offers great walking tracks, play grounds and dipping areas, perfect for enjoying the surrounding nature.
Also of note is the nearby Tamar Island, which is only 10 minutes away from central Launceston. This lush natural park area is a great place to bird watch and take long hikes around the wetlands.