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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 approximate driving times between various points in Tasmania?
- 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
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 convenient option.
What are the quarantine restrictions for Tasmania?
Tasmania has strict biosecurity regulations, to find out what you can and can't bring to Tasmania click here.
What is the weather like in Launceston?
All sorts. We suggest packing for four seasons as even in the warmer months, we can get a shower or two and in winter, the sunscreen can still be required. Be sure to pack comfy walking shoes, as Launnie is best and so easily explored by foot.
Where can I find snow near Launceston?
The white stuff usually falls at the peak of winter but has been known to straddle the seasons in northern Tasmania. About an hour and a half from Launnie and at the top of Jacob's Ladder is Ben Lomond, a popular spot for snow bunnies.
Where can I get information about walking in Tasmania?
Ask the Launceston Visitor Information Centre about the 60 Great Short Walks Booklet available for sale at the Centre. A valid parks pass is required for all National Parks in Tasmania, you can purchase your pass at the Centre. Or find the perfect walk in Launceston with this guide to walks and trails.
Do I need a fishing licence in Tasmania?
You're welcome to drop a line in most waterways around the island, but you will require a license to catch certain species and fish inland. Find out more about fishing licences here.
Where can I see a Tasmanian Devil?
The Tasmania Zoo in Riverside on the edge of Launceston offers up close and devilish experiences with Tassie's famous little carnivore.
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Mail Enquiries: PO Box 582 Launceston TAS 7250