Region Profile

Launceston

Launceston is a stunning riverside city in Tasmania’s north, and is known for its food, views, and heritage.

 

Visitors to Launceston enjoy the scenic beauty of its rolling hills, vineyards, valleys and cliffs. Launceston experiences very distinct seasons, meaning that the colours of the landscape are ever-changing, turning the city and countryside vibrant shades of green, red and orange throughout the year.

 

Some favourite outdoor activities in Launceston include visiting the Cataract Gorge Reserve, the nearby Tamar Valley, Wetlands and River, the Tasmania Zoo, and the Lilydale Falls. Visitors enjoy segway and boat tours, scenic chairlifts, and wine tasting tours that showcase the premium wines and produce of the area.

 

Launceston draws a range of visitors from around the globe, and has activities, accommodation and restaurants which cater to families, solo adventurers, couples, business travellers, or travelling groups. It’s a particularly popular stopping point for holidaymakers undertaking a driving holiday of Australia’s southern-most state, and showcases classic colonial architecture, as well as a number of historic museums that educate visitors on the area’s rich heritage.

 

Launceston has a long history with food and wine, and as such, there are a number of celebrations and events held in the area each year. Visitors travel to Launceston for the Harvest Festival, the Farmgate Festival, and a food celebration simply called Festivale, which incorporates all things Tasmanian food, wine, and al fresco dining.

 

Launceston is easily accessible from various states in Australia, with regular direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Other domestic visitors and those travelling internationally can easily catch a connecting flight Launceston Airport, which is just a short drive from the CBD. Shuttle services operate between various hotels and the airport, or guests may choose to hire a car or use a taxi service.

 

While Launceston is only home to 67,070 people, it welcomes many more visitors throughout the year. A range of accommodation caters for these visitors, including hotels, motels, serviced apartments, hostels and holiday parks. In total, Launceston has 286 accommodation options and food services, which employ 8.4 percent of Launceston locals.

 

Suburbs in the Launceston region

    Exclusive - Outstanding Modern Complex Caretaking Only - ID 9121
    Enticing Business Opportunity
    Well-established CBD Hotel with Gaming & Accommodation - 1P6039
    ACCOMMODATION & TOURISM BUSINESS FOR SALE IN CAPE TRIBULATION - 2820MF
    Multi-award winning resort - Tweed Byron Hinterland FHGC | Resort Brokers ID : FH008315
    Absolute Beachfront Resort Complex
    Waterfront Property within Resort
    Drouin Motel - 1P6044
    Small Permanent Complex in Southport - ID 8381
    Beautiful Redlands Area
    Absolute Beachfront Management Rights - ID 8767
    Acquire Prime Beachfront Resort, held for a decade, netting over $450,000 | Resort Brokers ID : MR008302
    FIRST TIME AVAILABLE IN A DECADE! PRIME LARGE SCALE BRISBANE CBD MIXED-USE MLR! | Resort Brokers ID : MR008299
    Outstanding Investment in the Thriving Tourism Industry of Tropical North Queensland - 2835BF
    ESTABLISHED BUSINESS-ONLY MANAGEMENT RIGHTS IN COASTAL NSW | Resort Brokers ID : MRB008288
    CARETAKING ONLY EASY TO RUN BUSINESS - START SMALL TO BUILD BIG! | Resort Brokers ID : MRC008287
    Ocean Views Motel, Lakes Entrance VIC - 1P0297
    Huge Remuneration and Small Letting Permanent MR in Brisbane West