With direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Launceston is an ideal getaway for international and mainland tourists. This second major city in Tasmania is located at the picturesque Tamar Valley and boasts many attractions including the Cataract Gorge Reserve. Visitors can experience the rich cultural heritage and enjoy the sumptuous food and wine scenes here. Rent a campervan in Launceston & wander around the attractions with all ease.
Hire your campervan from Aussie Campervans and take a scenic drive following the Tamar River Valley with its beautiful parks and gardens. Head north through Tasmania’s premium wine-growing region enjoying the panoramic views of rolling pastures, lavender fields and quaint townships.
Cataract Gorge Reserve – a short 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre you will find the majestic Cataract Gorge Reserve. Explore the many walking tracks (group guided walks also available), stroll across the suspension bridge or take a cruise up the Tamar River and wetlands. To fully appreciate the spectacular views we suggest you take the worlds longest single span chairlift. Remember to bring out your camera to capture the stunning vista of the Reserve. For a spot of relaxation picnic on the lawns with the peacocks or swim in the open air swimming pools.
Visit the Queen Victoria Museum and the Art Gallery located at Royal Park and Inveresk (a short campervan drive from Launceston’s CBD). The museum house a fine collection of colonial and contemporary art and Tasmanian history. The venues are open from 10am to 4pm daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Do not forget to visit the Planetarium and attend their daily shows.
Take a tour in a campervan of the historic Boags Brewery (this proves to be an ultimate destination for beer lovers) located at 39 William Street, Launceston. Approx. 90 minutes long the tour of the brewery is followed by beer tasting at the Boag’s Centre for Beer Lovers. Tours operate 7 days a week.
Launceston Country Club - fancy playing at the 18-hole golf course. This international standard course is open seven days a week from 7.30am - 9pm in summer and 8am - 6pm during winter. Designed by 2 golfing greats, Mike Wolveridge and Peter Thomson this course is one of the best golf courses in Tasmania. Visitors and hotel guests to the Country Club are welcome to play on the course. Green fees approx. $40 for 18 holes & $30 for 9 holes
Book directly and pick up your campervan in Launceston from one of our many branches in Launceston. We can also offer Launceston motorhome rental, check more in detail below!
Please call +61 3 9317 4991 or email us with your Launceston campervan rental requirements.
149 Evandale Road,
Western Junction TAS 7212
190 Evandale Road, TAS 7212
Distance from Airport:
Opposite Airport Terminal
Distance from City:
15km Taxi Fare approx $25
15km Taxi fare approx $25
03 9317 4991
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8:30AM to 4:30PM
Toilet, Internet Facilities, Tourist Information, Luggage storage
Coles Supermarket, 102 Hobart Road, Kings Meadows
IGA Supermarket - 16 Russell St, Evandale
Commonwealth bank - 15 Racecourse Crescent, Launceston
ANZ ATM - 201 Evandale Road, Western Junction
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Travel Island Caravan Park
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Abel Tasman Airport Motor Inn
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Day 1 – Launceston - (Upon your arrival at Launceston airport head across to the depot to collect the campervan hired by you. This is Tasmania’s 2nd largest city and the temperature here is relatively mild averaging from 18° degrees in winter and 25° in summer.) Nestled at the head of the Tamar Valley this city boasts some stunning vistas with beautiful parks and gardens. Camp the evening at one of the picturesque camp sites near Narawntrapu National Park. We suggest you pre-book your campsites as Tasmania is very busy with campers all year round especially in summer.
Day 2 – Launceston - Most of the tourist attractions are close to city and you can spend an entire day exploring all that this city has to offer. A trip to Launceston is not complete without a visit to Cataract Gorge Reserve. At the Gorge you can take a stroll the pathway along the cliff face or the Alexandra Suspension Bridge and appreciate the surging waters below. Enjoy the chairlift ride that span across the huge basin and remember to take photographs of the spectacular views of the gorge.
In the afternoon you can visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery. The museum is house in 2 areas at Royal Park and Inveresk. Entry is free here and it remains open each day from 10 to 4pm except Good Friday and Christmas.
Day 3 and 4 – Launceston to Swansea - Within a couple of hours after hiring a campervan, drive east on the Midland Highway and you will reach Swansea the perfect base to explore the East Coast and the surrounding regions along the Heritage Highway. Accommodation here is cheaper than at Coles Bay and there are a number of beach front campsites without the big price tag. Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay is a short half an hour’s drive north. Drive up to the car park and you can walk some 50 meters to the pristine white sandy beach and blue waters. You can also get a different view by driving up to Cape Tourville. We suggest you to take a short walk to the lighthouse for amazing views across the coastline. Definitely worth a photograph.
Day 4 - Day 5 – Swansea to Port Arthur - (on route to Port Arthur stop by at the Colonial and Convict Exhibition in Copping. Continue to Eaglehawk Neck - a narrow strip of land flanked by ocean and forest.) During the convict days this passage was impassable and heavily guarded by soldiers and ferocious dogs. Drive to Pirates Bay for magnificent views of the rugged coastline or visit the Officer’s Quarters oldest wooden military building in Australia. Take a self-guided tour in your campervan rental to see the historic site and be amazed at how the convicts lived here. If you're spending a night at Port Arthur you can book for the 'ghost tour' – a different experience.
Day 6 - Port Arthur to Hobart
Day 7 – Hobart - one must visit Salamanca Place with its Georgian warehouses now converted to galleries, theatres and restaurants. If you are there on Saturday morning you will find the vibrant Salamanca Markets which showcase Tasmanian arts and craft and produce. You can browse the aisles of the market or meander through the shops or just sit at one of the cafes to watch the action. Drive a camper up to Mount Wellington for another perspective of the city. There are walking tracks and other mountain activities for those looking to do more.
Day 8 – Hobart to Strahan - was the former port on the west coast of Tasmania and located at the edge of Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. There is just so much to do – take a cruise on the Gordon River to the World Heritage area or board the West Coast Wilderness Railway to learn more about the region and experience its natural beauty. Alternatively, take a scenic flight or join a sea kayaking tour or bushwalk for an up-close wildlife encounter. At the end of the day walk along Strahan’s waterfront to appreciate the artworks of local artists in the many galleries and stop of sample the fine local food and wine.
Day 9 – Strachan to Cradle Mountain - is Tasmania's most famous wilderness area and is the starting point for the Overland Track, a 6 day walk that will take you across the Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park. You will find one of the best known walks the 6km Dove Lake Circuit a very easy going track which includes the Ballroom Forest, a magical rainforest. This walk is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
Day 10 – Cradle Mountain to Smithton
Day 11 – Smithton to Launceston