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Launceston is the other big city in Tasmania, but don’t let any residents hear you say that. They think their city is the crown jewel of the island, and they may be right.
It’s home to a thriving foodie and art scene as well as many gorgeous heritage buildings. The University of Tasmania keeps the city’s social cache and nightlife hopping. Launceston also has bragging rights to one of the most gorgeous natural wonders of the world, the Cataract Gorge.
What are you waiting for? Book one Launceston’s hotels with Wotif and get on the road to adventure.
Car hire in Launceston will treat you well in this road-centric city. Buzz from one historic neighbourhood to another as you view some of the oldest buildings on the island, including the Macquarie House, the Clarendon House and the Old Umbrella Shop.
Your next stop is the Tamar River, where you can cool off and try out the wind-blown hair look as you cruise across its blue waters on a pleasure boat. For a different kind of wet, drive your Launceston car rental to Tamar Island Wetlands and wander the trails of this ecological sanctuary.
Of course, as far as natural wonders go, nothing beats the Cataract Gorge. After a long day of hiking around the gorge, you’ll be glad to cannon ball into the gorge’s chilly water to cool off. If you decide to picnic on the inviting grass, just keep an eye on your food, or a wandering peacock or kangaroo may snag your meal...which sounds cute, until you realise how hungry you are.
Next up, jump into your Launceston car rental and go hunting for the famous nearby wineries. Tasmania’s cool weather makes it perfect for growing the white grapes that turn into deliciously sweet Rieslings and smooth Pinot Grigio.
If you haven’t hit the end of your holiday playlist, keep on driving. George Town, just 50km away, is home to some beautiful historical buildings as well as the Low Head Lighthouse.
You’re all set for the holiday of a lifetime. What are you waiting for? Not us, we hope. Wotif’s Launceston packages are here to get you moving on the cheap. Book today, and we’ll see you there tomorrow!