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    Car Hire Launceston

    Launceston Car Hire Launceston is a must see city in Australia. Just 15 minutes from the city, take a cruise down the Tamar River, the lifeblood of the region. Here you will find the iconic Cataract Gorge. Take a chairlift across the South Esk River to experience this breathtaking area. If you are after a thrill, soar amongst the treetops and trek above the canopy in Hollybank Forest. Stretching from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north, the Bay of Fires is an extensive picturesque bay featuring white beaches, blue water, and orange-hued granite. It is a popular destination for camping, boating, wildlife watching, and surfing. Southwest of Launceston, the mighty Cradle Mountain's ancient rainforest, wild landscapes, and alpine heathlands are unmissable. Keen hikers can tackle the steep summit for clear views off Northern Tasmania. Get up and close with Penguins in Low Head, located 40 minutes from Launceston. The Little Blue Penguins emerge from the Bass Strait and waddle along the beach to nest in their burrows. East of Launceston, Freycinet National Park is home to two perfect bays: Wineglass Bay located on the east and Coles Bay on the south. Both will delight visitors with a mix of crystal clear waters, beaches, and mountain land.

    Tasmania's second-largest city, Launceston, is a beautiful, laid-back city located in the scenic Tamar Valley. Like Hobart, Launceston is one of the oldest cities in Australia, established in 1805. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery feature Tasmania's history and zoological collections along with the city's premier art gallery which features 10 galleries and an interactive art experience for kids. The famed Tasmanian Devil comes to life at Trowunna Wildlife Park and nature lovers will be enriched by the many different Australian animals present.

    Convenient Locations in Launceston

    Auto Europe works with the top suppliers in Launceston including Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Alamo, allowing us to offer convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout the city. We even offer great rates on one-way car hires, which allow you to pick-up your car hire in Launceston and drop-off in another location in the city or throughout Australia.

    Parking in Launceston's city centre is controlled by on-street parking metres. Parking hours and times are signposted and fees are displayed on the machines. The price is approximately $3 per hour for the first hour then $2 per hour after the first hour. There are some private off-street parking garages located at key sites and buildings in the city are there are currently no tolls in Tasmania.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Car in Launceston


    How long does it take to drive from Launceston Airport to Launceston CBD?

    It is about a 15-minute drive from Launceston Airport to Launceston CBD, depending on traffic.

    Can I pick up my car hire in Launceston and drop it off in Hobart?

    Yes! Auto Europe offers great rates on one-way car hires in Launceston. Use our booking engine to request a free quote and check multiple drop-off locations to find the best rate for your travel plans.

    How old do I have to be in Launceston to hire a car?

    You must be at least 20 years old to rent a car in Townsville, although the age may vary by car category. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 75 years and a young driver surcharge so please be aware of the terms and conditions.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Launceston

    • Launceston to Launceston Airport (15km approx. 15 min)
    • Launceston to Cataract Gorge (5km approx. 10 min)
    • Launceston to Bay of Fires (190 km approx. 2h 30 min)
    • Launceston to Cradle Mountain (155 km approx. 2 hours 15 min)
    • Launceston to Low Head (55 km approx. 40 min)
    • Launceston to Freycinet National Park (150 km approx. 2 hours)

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