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Launceston Car Rental Mini Guide

Launceston is Tasmania's second-largest city and offers a blend of historic charm, modern amenities, and natural beauty, being situated in a river valley surrounded by rolling hills and mountains.

Collecting a Hire Car in Launceston:

  1. Location: Most car rental agencies are situated at Launceston Airport, making it convenient for visitors arriving by air.
  2. Documentation: Ensure you have a valid driver's license (an International Driver's Permit if your license is not in English), credit card for security deposit, and any booking confirmation details.
  3. Inspection: Before leaving the rental car premises, do a thorough inspection of the car for any pre-existing damages and ensure they are noted in the agreement.

Driving in Launceston:

  1. City Navigation: The city center is relatively compact, and navigation is straightforward with well-signposted streets. However, some areas, especially around the Cataract Gorge, have steep and winding roads.
  2. Parking: There are numerous car parks in and around the city center, as well as street parking. Always check the signage for parking restrictions and fees.
  3. Traffic: Traffic is generally mild in Launceston, but it can be busier during peak hours. Always adhere to speed limits and other road signs.

Sightseeing in and around Launceston by Car:

  1. Cataract Gorge: Just minutes from the city, it offers walking paths, gardens, a swimming pool, and the world's longest single-span chairlift.
  2. Tamar Valley Wine Route: This is one of Tasmania's leading wine-producing areas, with multiple vineyards and cellar doors that you can visit.
  3. City Park: Located in the heart of Launceston, it's a beautiful spot for relaxation and houses a monkey enclosure.
  4. Design Centre of Tasmania: Showcases some of the best of Tasmania's designs and crafts.

Nearby Destinations worth a Drive:

  1. George Town and Low Head: Roughly a 40-minute drive north of Launceston. Low Head has a historic lighthouse and a great spot for penguin tours.
  2. Beaconsfield and Beauty Point: About a 40-minute drive. The former gold-mining town has a mine and heritage center, while Beauty Point is home to Seahorse World and Platypus House.
  3. Evandale: A historic town located just south of Launceston, known for its Georgian and Victorian buildings and a popular Sunday market.

General Tips:

  1. Weather: Launceston can experience all four seasons in one day, so be prepared for changing conditions, especially if you're driving into the highlands.
  2. Wildlife: If driving during dusk or dawn outside urban areas, be cautious of wildlife, especially wallabies and possums, which might venture onto the roads.
  3. Navigation: A GPS or navigation app can be beneficial, especially if venturing out into the countryside.

Conclusion: Launceston is a delightful base for exploring northern Tasmania. With a hire car, you're well-equipped to discover both the city's attractions and the stunning natural landscapes and historic sites of the surrounding regions.


Current Rental Rates in Launceston

MG 3 Core

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.22 EUR/day
MG 3 Core

7 Days rental at 463.56 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi ASX

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.72 EUR/day
Mitsubishi ASX

7 Days rental at 467.07 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Kona

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 67.21 EUR/day
Hyundai Kona

7 Days rental at 470.52 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 93.68 EUR/day
Toyota Camry Hybrid

7 Days rental at 655.79 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 118.33 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4 Hybrid

7 Days rental at 828.36 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.28 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 604.01 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Camry Hybrid

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 117.53 EUR/day
Toyota Camry Hybrid

7 Days rental at 822.73 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Launceston : Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Just as in the UK, Launceston Tasmania is on the banks of the River Tamar.
  • Only Hobart is a bigger city than Launceston in Tasmania.
  • The city was first settled in 1806 making it one of Australia’s oldest cities.
  • The first use of anaesthetic in Australia took place there.
  • Originally the city was called Patersonia after its founder.

Best car rental companies in Launceston

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No.1: HERTZ,
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No.4: ENTERPRISE,
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No.3: BUDGET,
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Launceston car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Hertz EMEA Franchise
  • € 463.54
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 66.22
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 10
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Kia Carnival
  • 38
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Launceston

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