Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart[5][6] and the Thirteenth-largest non-capital city in Australia.


Launceston has an oceanic, temperate climate, with four distinct seasons. The city is located in the Tamar Valley and is surrounded by many large hills and mountains. With this type of topography, Launceston’s weather patterns can change considerably in a short period of time. The warmest months are in January and February with an average air temperature range of 12.2 to 24.4 °C (54 to 76 °F). Throughout the year there is an average of 4.3 days a year over 30 °C (86 °F). The maximum recorded temperature was 39 °C (102 °F) on 30 January 2009, with Launceston Airport reaching 40.4 °C (105 °F) on that same day, during the 2009 Southeastern Australia heat wave.

Top Attractions

  • Cataract Gorge
  • Heritage Walks
  • City Park
  • Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
  • Tamar Island Wetlands
  • National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
  • Prince’s Square
  • Royal Park
  • Hollybank Treetops Adventure
  • The Old Umbrella Shop