Launceston is a picturesque resort city located in northern Tasmania. Attracting over 400,000 visitors each year, Launceston is very much a colonial British city, named after Launceston in Cornwall, England. Much of the original English architecture remains, and the quaint city retains its British heritage with extensive gardens and parks.
Launceston is also one of the economic centres of northern Tasmania, and although only has a population of around 100,000 people, the surrounding areas and region is dependant of the business district inside Launceston. Launceston is also where you will find The University of Tasmania and Australian Maritime College campuses.
Arts and entertainment are not amiss in Launceston, with popular attractions including the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and Australia's oldest bookshop built in 1844 - A.W. Birchall & Sons.
Hotels and serviced apartments are available for short and long stays - for business of leisure. Hotels range from 4.5 star to boutique 3 star hotels and backpackers accommodation.