Launceston is a compact city and being located in a valley, there aren't too many hills will get the calves burning. Wander through the city centre and beyond to explore the unique streetscapes, boutique shops, local parks, restaurants and wine bars. You can even walk to Cataract Gorge if you're in the mood. If it's your first time here, hopping on a walking tour is a great way to get your bearings. Some walking tour options include:
Alternatively, a bike tour is also a great way to see the city:
E-scooters can now be legally ridden on most footpaths, cycling trails, and many local roads in Tasmania and provide a fun and safe way to travel!
Hire-and-ride e-scooters can be rented from Neuron Mobility and Beam, and are a great way to get around Launceston. Take a tour of our historic city by e-scooter, or move between the QVMAG sites using this fun, emissions-free mode of transport!
To use the hire-and-ride e-scooters, simply download the Beam or Neuron app, and follow the prompts! A map inside of the app will show you where you can find an e-scooter, where you can ride, as well as suggested parking locations. Group rides are available.
Jump in a taxi or ride share
All around the city you'll find taxi ranks to help you get from one spot to another. It's also a great way to get from the airport into the city centre. Ubers are also available throughout Launceston.
Hop on a guided tour
There are so many things to experience in the Launceston and the north. One way to maximise your time is to join a tour group. There are plenty of options available depending on what you're interests are:
Local Aboriginal History & Culture
If you're interested in learning more about the local Aboriginal history and culture Kooparoona Niara Tours offer a range of tour options.
Luxury Golf & Scenic Tours Tasmania offer a great variety of tours for those who want to Golf, those interested in food & wine or they'll even put together a combination of both if you'd like.
Low Head Penguin Tours offer transfers between Launceston to their tours.
Visit Seahorse World / Platypus House with the help of Manions Coaches.
After something a little more adventurous? Check out Pepper Bush Adventures and their range of specialised wildlife tour options.
Want to experience the epic mountain biking trails at Derby? There are plenty of companies that will help get you to and from the trails with varying levels guidance depending on what you're after.
Blue Derby Pods Ride offer a unique 3 or 4 day fully immersive experience.
Vertigo MTB have over 10 years experience showing visitors around Derby. They offer everything from basic shuttles to group packages.
More options include:
Food & Wine
Northern Tasmania is renowned for it's local food & wine. We are home to some of the world's best producers. Don't let your taste buds miss out on sampling our local produce. There are a variety of different tours you can do from wine tasting to distilleries, foraging for truffles or picking berries, you will not be disappointed. These are just a few of the many tour options available:
- Prestige Tours Tasmania
- Tamar Valley Food & Wine Boutique Tours
- Tasmanian Cheese & Wine Tours
- Tamar Valley Wine Tours
- Unique Charters
- Tasmanian Truffle Tours
- Valleybrook Wine On Wheels Tours
- Experiential Tasmania
- The Brew Hop
Explore like a local
Metro Tas operate the public transport buses throughout Launceston. Check out the timetables to help plan your trip. Buses for Evandale, Perth, Longford or Cressy are operated by Tassie Link. You can also find more information on public transport routes on the Tasmania Government Transport Services website.
Bring the whole gang along
If you're coming as a group, there are plenty of coach providers in the area that would be happy to assist with your travel needs. Some options include: