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Launceston, established in 1806 is the nation’s third oldest city and Tasmania’s second largest. The city is a major gateway to Tasmania.
Launceston is just 50 minutes by air from Melbourne. Jetstar, Virgin, Qantas and Tiger airlines all fly into Launceston airport which is approximately 15 minutes drive from the centre of the city.
Launceston is situated at the head of the beautiful Tamar Valley. The city’s unique lifestyle is a blend of culture, history, nature, creativity, adventure and entertainment.
With a population of 98,000, Launceston is compact and easy to navigate. It has the charm and pace of a regional centre but with the facilities of a larger city without the crowding or traffic (60% of our population gets to work or school in less than 20 minutes).
Launceston city and its immediate suburbs are served by the Launceston City Council. More information about the city can be found on the Council’s website.
Launceston's many special attributes include elegant historic streetscapes, century old parks and gardens, river activities, innovative design and galleries and the premium food, wines and ales that have made Tasmania famous.
Launceston’s central location makes it the ideal base to explore the many attractions of Northern Tasmania.