Destination guide

Launceston holiday homes to rent

As one of Australia’s oldest cities, Launceston offers a stunning cityscape filled with colonial and Victorian architecture among centuries-old heritage sites and vibrant nightlife. Whether you want a relaxing retreat in wine country or an exciting tour of the city’s energetic hotspots, Launceston holiday homes to rent put you in the centre of the action.

History

Historic sites near Launceston holiday homes

As an older city, Launceston has plenty of exciting historic sites and magnificent landmarks to explore and learn more about the local history and culture. Holiday homes are available near such heritage sites as the Gorge Scenic Chairlift, a historic chairlift that travels over the river basin and offers magnificent views of the natural area, and the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, a museum with a huge collection of unique vintage automobiles and motorcycles, with industry memorabilia. The Franklin House, a 19th-century estate with beautiful gardens, a tearoom and period furnishings, and the Launceston Tramway Museum, a transport museum with relics of trams and other transport equipment, are also interesting for history buffs.

Things to do

Activities near Launceston holiday rentals

While Launceston has plenty of excitement and interest in the city, nature lovers will find endless enjoyment in the area’s natural landscape. Holiday rentals can be found near such sites as Cataract Gorge, a river gorge with excellent hiking trails and spectacular scenery, and City Park, an expansive park with grassy lawns, manicured gardens and children’s play areas. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, a premier art gallery with hands-on science exhibits, a planetarium and artefacts of Tasmanian history, is perfect for arts and culture enthusiasts, and the Tasmania Zoo, with its rare and exotic native species, is great for animal lovers.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Launceston

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Launceston a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Penny Royal Adventures (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sharmans Wines (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Jinglers Creek Vineyard (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Josef Chromy Wines (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Velo Winery (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Tasmania Zoo (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try excursions near Launceston holiday rentals

Just outside the city, Launceston has a diverse and ancient landscape with boundless opportunities for adventure and excitement. National parks, reserves and protected wilderness turn into a natural playground for mountain biking, off-roading, caving, motorcycling, horseback riding, rock climbing and abseiling. You could also try out adrenaline-fueled activities like white-water rafting, diving, surfing, kayaking, sailing, hang-gliding and zip lining. You could also enjoy nature walks, swimming, golf and other low-key activities near your holiday accommodation.

Natural highlights

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Launceston

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Launceston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Park (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • City Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Cataract Gorge (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Saint Leonards Recreational Reserve (3 mi / 4.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Launceston

Fly into Launceston, TAS (LST), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Launceston transport near holiday homes

Launceston is filled with well-maintained, local roads and a few freeways or motorways. Travellers rely on car hires, buses and coaches to get around the area, though coach tours with regular stops at popular landmarks and destinations are common. Flights, ferries, motorcycles, bikes and rental cars are other transport options to get into Launceston and to travel to and from holiday rentals. You can also backpack, bike or walk around local areas and nearby destinations.

Where to stay near Launceston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 175 holiday rentals near Launceston. From 95 Houses to 43 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Launceston for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Launceston?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Launceston. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • 1842 Gallery: 203 holiday rentals
  • Launceston College: 203 holiday rentals
  • Brisbane Street Mall: 203 holiday rentals
  • City Park: 203 holiday rentals
  • Tassie Tiger Mini Golf: 203 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Launceston listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Launceston?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 95 Houses in Launceston. Our other popular types of Launceston holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 43 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 16 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 16 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Launceston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Launceston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.