Northern Tasmania visitor enquiries
LAUNCESTON VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Freecall: 1800 651 827
Weekdays : 9.00am - 5.00pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Good Friday and Christmas Day closed
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the driving times between various points in Tasmania?
Approximate driving times between major destinations are:
- Launceston - Hobart - 2.5 hours
- Launceston to Port Arthur - 3 hours 12 mins
- Launceston to Strahan - 3 hours 54 mins
- Launceston to Coles Bay - 2 hours 34min
- Launceston to Cradle Mountain via Launceston - 2.5 hours
- Cradle Mountain to Strahan - 2 hours
For all other travelling times you can do a search on Discover Tasmania http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/travel-information/distance-and-drive-times
How do I get to and from the airport?
Launceston Airport is approximately 20 minute drive to the City Centre.
There is an airport shuttle bus that will meet all flights coming into Launceston. To make a booking on the shuttle bus click here.
Taxis are a great option and should cost you approximately $40 AUD
When are the public holidays and school terms in Tasmania?
Public holidays in Tasmania can be viewed here.
Check here for dates for school terms.
I want to do the Overland Track. How do I organise this?
The walking season for The Overland Track is from 1 November to 30 April. To make a booking (compulsory) and find further information, please visit www.overlandtrack.com.au.
I want to visit some National Parks. Do I need a pass or a permit for this?
Yes. The National Parks and Wildlife Service has a range of passes available which must be purchased before entering any of our 18 national parks. They are available to purchase from the Parks and Wildlife Service or from us here at the Launceston Visitor Information Centre. For more information click here
When is the Harvest Market?
Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8.30am—12.30pm at 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston (in the car park opposite Albert Hall). For more information click here.
Where can I exchange money in Tasmania?
Money can be exchanged at Travelex in Hobart & Launceston; at major Australia Post Offices and at most major banks. These offices are open Monday to Friday.
For information about what you can and cannot bring into Tasmania please click here
Northern Tasmania corporate and media enquiries
Call: 03 6380 6099
Mail Enquiries: PO Box 582 Launceston TAS 7250