Car and Truck Hire in Launceston

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Launceston Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Launceston Car Rental & Nearby Locations
4 Car Rental Locations Found
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Launceston Car Rental & Nearby Locations

Launceston Car Rental & Nearby Locations
4 Car Rental Locations Found
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Car Hire Launceston

The riverside city of Launceston in northern Tasmania is known for its colonial history and stunning natural beauty – the impressive Cataract Gorge is within walking distance of the city centre. With charming architecture, world-class museums and art galleries, and some of Australia’s best wineries, there’s no wonder that Launceston is such a popular location.

If you’re travelling to Launceston for a family holiday or using it as a hub to explore the breathtaking wilderness of northern Tasmania, renting a car is the easiest way to get around. Avis has two vehicle rental locations in Launceston – in the city centre on Frederick Street and at the airport. With cheap car hire to suit any family size, we can help you explore the city and surrounding area on a budget.

Public Transport in Launceston

If you’re flying into Launceston, we have a car rental desk located conveniently within the airport. Our Preferred service means you can pick up your keys and drive away with minimal fuss.

If you need to reach one of our rental offices by public transport, there’s a regular bus service to assist you.

Launceston Weather

Launceston has a cool climate and the weather tends to be changeable. During the warmest months of January and February, the average temperature ranges from around 12°C to 25°C, dropping to 2°C to 14°C in winter.

In the winter Launceston can get quite foggy. While the city itself rarely gets snow, it’s common on the surrounding mountains.

Fuelling Locations in Launceston

Launceston city is well served with petrol stations, with a Shell and Coles Express on Bathurst Street being closest to our Frederick Street location.

If you’re driving south of the city to the airport, United on Evandale Road is the closest. It's just a few hundred metres before the turnoff to the airport terminal.

Distances to Launceston Attractions from the Airport

  • Launceston City 15km
  • Heritage Highway 13km
  • Cataract Gorge 14km
  • Tasmania Zoo 40km
  • Lilydale Falls 45km
  • Freycinet National Park 135km
  • Mount William National Park 180km

FAQs

What is Launceston known for?

Launceston is most famous for its Victorian architecture and the beautiful Cataract Gorge, located right in the heart of town. A little-known fact is that Launceston was the first city in Australia to get underground sewers, and the city was also the location of the first x-ray images in Australia.

What can you do in Launceston for free?

Launceston offers plenty of free attractions for the budget-conscious visitor. Much of the surrounding area is beautiful and completely free to explore. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is one of the city’s free attractions, and there are several other free art galleries to visit if you’re interested in art.