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Launceston Australia

Kick start your trip by renting a car  in Launceston at VroomVroomVroom. With top suppliers to choose from, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Enterprise (formerly Redspot), you will be sure to find a vehicle that will suit your budget and needs. 

Launceston is located where the North and South Esk rivers unite, forming Tamar River. Being one of the main cities in Tasmania, this place is known for its beautiful nature, colourful culture, and delectable food and wine. Before you start your Aussie adventure, a reliable car hire is required and we at VroomVroomVroom can help you find the perfect vehicle for your next holiday.  

Benefits of booking a rental car with VroomVroomVroom

We offer the following benefits for people who book their cheap car rental in Launceston.

  • No booking fee - that's right, we will not charge you to book a car hire from our website.
  • Compare and save - when you compare all available hire cars from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty from one list, you will save money. Our Price Promise assures you of finding the lowest rate in rental cars. You may also check out our location pages for options on your next vacation.
  • No Cancellation fee - We understand that travel plans can change in an instant, which is why we don't charge you for it
  • You don't need a Credit Card to book you car hire online - not only save money, save time by using our system (Note: you will need it when you pick up you car rental at the depot)
  • Excellent customer assistance - We have the best and committed customer care experts who are ready to help you and satisfy all your car rental needs. Contact us now. 
  • More location and vehicle options - If you are arriving via Launceston Airport, you can also rent a car through us at the airport. For road trip adventures, you can compare and book a Launceston campervan hire using our site as well. 

When is the best time to go to Launceston?

Weather wise if you are visiting Launceston for a road trip or just wants to enjoy hiking and other outdoor activities, the perfect time to visit is during December and January, which are considered as the warmest and driest months. While the cheapest time to visit Launceston is anytime from February to November. During autumn (from March to May), the weather is a lot cooler than the summer months.

Driving tips in Launceston

Begin your wonderful holiday from Launceston by navigating your way down to some of the white sandy beaches around Tasmania via hire car. Visit the popular Freycinet National Park and camp on its fringes in Coles Bay, or you may venture ever more boldly to reward yourself and your whole family with scenic views of the spectacular Wineglass Bay. The travel time from Launceston to Devonport is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (99 kms) via rental car, while Launceston to Hobart (via Midlands Hwy) is about 198 kms and the driving time is over 2 hours and 20 minutes. Any foreign driver who wants to drive longer than three months will need to get a Drivers licence from the state he/she intends to do most of the driving. Here's a simple tip when driving in Tasmania: make sure to drive on the left side of the road and that all driver should keep left of the centre of the road unless overtaking or turning right.

Explore Launceston with a reliable and cheap hire car

The views of the city are quite amazing and all tourists can be easily charmed by its beauty. Be sure to visit Cataract Gorge, which is just a short drive from the city centre in your Launceston car hire. If you have more time to explore the city,  check out VroomVroomVroom's travel guide below for a list of attractions and accommodation.

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Tasmania Zoo

Address: 1166 Ecclestone Road, Riverside, Launceston

Have an unforgettable animal encounter at Tasmania Zoo, which is just a few kilometres away from the CBD. The family-owned business was established in 2003 and has the largest collection of exotic, rare, and native animal species in Tasmania including the Black Crested Macaque. You can also catch the daily feedings of the Little Blue Penguin, Tasmanian Devil, and Meerkats. Kids will surely have a great time at the Jurassic Swamp which features more than 40 life-size dinosaurs.

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Art Gallery Address: 2 Wellington Street Launceston TAS 7250

Museum Address: 2 Invermay Road Launceston TAS 7248

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is the largest regional museum in Australia. The Art Gallery can be found at the Royal Park while the Museum is situated at Inveresk. The Art Gallery features ten galleries that showcase a diverse range of fine art and design collections. The Museum, on the other hand, gives visitors a glimpse of the region's history and natural science. For an out-of-this-world experience, visit the Planetarium which can be found at the Museum. 

Launceston City Park

The City Park is one of the most beautiful places Launceston has to offer. The park's beauty as well as its historical heritage will amaze you. Numerous gardens, memorials and statues can be visited within City Park, which was established in the 1820s and is currently considered a heritage park.  City Park has numerous attractions that the whole family can enjoy including a Monkey Island, duck pond, children's playground, fountain, and gardens. The Albert Hall and City Park Radio can be found within the park. They also host the popular food fest called Festivale every February. 

Ben Lomond National Park

The park is just one hour from the CBD and has a ski village which makes it a popular destination for skiers, hikers, and tourists. Be sure to witness the diverse wildlife and many species of plants while experiencing the breathtaking views from the alpine landscape. The highest point on the northern part is the Legges Tor summit while the southern area features the Stacks Bluff. There are also numerous walks in Ben Lomond and a zig-zag road called Jacobs Ladder; so why not take the opportunity to mountain bike or take a hike? 


Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments

Address: 147 Paterson St, Launceston TAS 7250

Feel at home during your stay at the Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments. The boutique heritage property is just a few steps away from the CBC and within easy reach  to some of the city's main attractions including the Cataract Gorge and the Old Launceston Seaport Restaurants. The Penny Royal offers 1, 2, and 3-bedroom serviced apartments that are equipped with modern facilities to provide the ultimate comfort. 

The Abel Tasman Airport Motor Inn

Address: 303 Hobart Road Launceston TAS 7249

Perfect for frequent travellers, The Abel Tasman is just minutes away from the Launceston Airport and the city centre. Guests will have easy access to many local attractions, restaurants, and shops. There are 42 comfortable rooms to choose from including two-bedroom apartments that have car parking at the unit door. All rooms are non-smoking and are equipped with modern facilities including wireless broadband, television, in-house movie, radio, and mini bar.  

Other things to do around Launceston

Prospect Vale

A nice little getaway you can come to is the small suburb of
Prospect Vale. You'll find this suburb 4 miles from the city of Launceston.

The size of the place tells of a mellowed community that takes pride in their peaceful lives. If you're itching to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life then this Australian suburb is just the place for you!
While circling the modest suburb in your car rental, you'll find a couple of interesting things here and there. But hey! I'm here to point you in the right direction. I'll make sure you'll stop by the best place so that you'll only enjoy the very best of Prospect Vale. 

Country Club Tasmania Golf Course

Here's a treat for all of you golf-lovers out there! Prospect Vale is home to the Country Club Tasmania Golf Course! The 18-hole gold course is on par with international standards and equipped with scenic outlooks, challenging fairways and expansive greens.

The 72 par course, which is open every day of the week, is perfect for leisure activity or corporate pursuit. If you want to work on your swing or book a lesson with a coaching professional, they've got a covered driving range with distance markers so you can do just that! 

The concept or state of mind you should have while you're visiting Prospect Vale is minimalism. It's not much… but that's what makes you appreciate it more. We often take simple things for granted and the suburb of Prospect Vale can teach us a thing or two about stripping down to the essentials.

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