Luxury holidays in Launceston
When to go
Come for mists and mellow fruitfulness in autumn or manageably balmy summers away from the desert and tropical heat of the mainland. The island can get a little closed-down during winter, but the fires are toasty even if the winds are Antarctic.
PlanesThere are no international flights that land in Tasmania, but Qantas has connections between Launceston and mainland cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane).
AutomobilesScheduled bus and coach services can be sporadic (especially in winter), so if you’re planning to explore, hire a car at Launceston Airport, which has most of the big-name rental companies on-site.
TaxisLaunceston’s largest fleet of cabs is Taxi Combined (13 2227; www.taxicombined.com.au). A ride from the airport into town costs around AU$32.