Launceston is Tasmania's second major city and home to the most popular tourist attraction on the island: Cataract Gorge. Tasmania has a thriving tourist industry, and Launceston is one of the preferred destinations for tourists due to its plush hotels and vibrant city centre. The city is a good base for anyone who takes up car hire in Launceston, due to its position not far from the Devonport Ferry terminals, and its access to Ben Lomond National Park, and the Tamar River. Hiring a car in Launceston is available from the airport and the downtown area of the city.
Launceston is blessed with a host of Tasmania's top attractions, number one being Cataract Gorge, which has the longest single span chairlift in the world. The City Park and its monkeys are always popular, and the Tamar Valley forms part of the Wine Route - one of the most scenic drives in Australia. Hiring a car in Launceston is vital if you want to see the beautiful and somewhat essential countryside that surrounds the city. Rent a car in Launceston, and head for the astounding Tamar Island Wetlands on the West Tamar Road, and follow the road signs for the Wine Route. George Town and Devonport are both cities well-worthy of a visit.
Launceston is bustling hub of life and attractions, but most people are keen to get on the road and discover northern Tasmania.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 0700-2130
Address: RA 139 Evandale Main Rd
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1700 Sat 0800-1300 Sun Closed
Address: 58 Paterson Street
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.