Launceston Car Hire

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Launceston is a vibrant city located in northern Tasmania. It is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart and sits on the banks of the Tamar River. Here you will find elegant historic buildings. You can spend leisurely time in Launceston but why not see more of the beautiful surrounds when you hire a car from DriveAway.

Collect your car at Launceston Airport or one of our convenient pick up and return locations in the city, to begin your self-driving journey. Make a dream become reality as you start creating your car hire booking with us today.

Get ready to start exploring all of the wonderful sights at your own pace, with a hire car you can go where you want and stay as long as you like. Enjoy driving through the surrounding countryside in comfort in an easy and affordable way with a car that suits your needs! Discover our Driving Tips in Australia guide to familiarise yourself with driving distances, road signs and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Launceston

Unfortunately, Launceston rarely receives snowfall unlike other parts of Tasmania. However, you will be able to catch a few glimpses of the snow about an hours drive away.

In Launceston and most places around Australia, you must be at least 20 years old to rent a car. However, the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

During Summertime (December - February) is the best time to visit Tasmania in general as you'll find the best consistent weather and a number of fun events during this time!

Experience Launceston

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Be sure to find time for a visit to the Queen Victoria Museum, the Art Gallery by the sprawling Royal Park and the famous City Park. This area is filled with beautiful plants and is a place that leaves its visitors mesmerised, be sure to seek out the Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure. Venture off with your hire car and begin a short drive from Launceston city to Cataract Gorge. This spectacular natural reserve offers panoramic views, walking trails and gardens. It also has the longest single span chairlift in the world, lookouts and abseiling.

With your hire car, you will be able to discover the unspoiled beauty of the Tamar Valley. During your drive you should see lavender plantations, vineyards, strawberry farms and orchards. Be sure to stop at Pipers River, Beaconsfield and George Town. Also include a visit to Longford to see the World Heritage estates of Woolmers and Brickendon.

There are also several National Parks to explore nearby including Narawntapu and Mount William. Don't miss out on the Ben Lomond National Park - a great skiing spot of Tasmania which covers over 165 square kilometres. The park is located 50 kilometres from Launceston city and is home to the second highest mountain in Tasmania. Additionally, it is a beautiful area that is home to over 200 plant species and curious wildlife, whilst also providing numerous of hiking trails to explore the park.

Booking your next Launceston car hire with DriveAway is simple. Use our booking engine above or call us on 1300 363 500 today and discover the difference!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx.km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Launceston to Hobart 200 2.5
Launceston to Devonport 100 1
Launceston to Burnie 150 1.5

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