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If location in a city is the key to your perfect break or holiday then the Best Western Plus Launceston is the ideal place for you. Not only is the hotel well positioned, it boasts a fantastic in-house restaurant and the iconic Tram Bar which contains a Circa 1911 Launceston Tram. You can dine in the restaurant or the bar and the Best Western Plus Launceston has a 24-hour room service menu.

Ideally located on Earl Street just a two minute walk to the main shopping strip, The Mall, where you will find all the services you may need banks, chemists, coffee shops, theatres and restaurants.

With four (4) fully equipped conference rooms the Best Western Plus Launceston can cater to anything from a board meeting of four people to a wedding of 100. Our Great Northern Bar is an ideal venue for private functions, corporate team events or trade shows. The Best Western Plus Launceston is able to cater for any of your private or corporate needs.

Going to the Footy? University of Tasmania Stadium; home of the Tassie Hawks, Boags Brewery, the famous Launceston Gorge and picnic grounds are all within walking distance along with the Launceston City Park which is home to the Japanese Monkeys.

Launceston, nested in the Tamar Valley, is Australia's third oldest city. It's abundance of built heritage makes the city a very enjoyable place to visit.

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Nearby Attractions


  • 2.50 kilometer(s) from Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston's own piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city center. The Cataract Gorge Reserve, originally developed by the Launceston City and Suburbs Improvement Association in the late 1800s, was handed over to the Launceston City Council in 1898. It features Victorian gardens in a bushland setting and is one of Tasmania's most popular tourist destinations. Here you'll find walking and hiking trails, the world's longest single span chairlift, swimming pool, restaurant, kiosk, cafe, peacocks and wildlife, beautiful gardens, suspension bridge, inclinator for easy access, Interpretation Centre and panoramic lookouts with spectacular views.
  • 0.50 kilometer(s) from Launceston City Park, is located in the heart of Launceston. This beautiful parkland features mature trees and shrubs, a display of annual flowers, a Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, the John Hart Conservatory, a duck pond, senses garden, monuments, chess board, historic Albert Hall, barbeque area and a children's playground. City Park was once called the 'People's Park', which reflects how the park has been viewed by the people of Launceston since its beginnings. The park was originally developed by the Launceston Horticultural Society and handed over to the Launceston City Council in 1863. City Park is famous for hosting Tasmania's premier food, wine and entertainment event - Festivale. The Macaque Monkey Enclosure is open from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (April - September) and 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (October - March). The John Hart Conservatory is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (April - September) and from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (October - March).
  • 1.20 kilometer(s) from Boags Brewery, discover the ultimate beer lover's experience; take a tour James Boag’s Historic Brewery in Launceston, Tasmania. Tours start and finish at the Boag’s Center for Beer Lovers; situated in the historic Tamar Hotel, open Monday to Saturday. The center features three floors of Boag’s Museum and brewing memorabilia and houses the official Boag’s merchandise store. Choose from two brewery tours: The Boag’s Discovery Tour, a 60-minute tour through Boag’s brewery, offering an exclusive insight into the key elements of Boag’s traditional brewing process and concluding with a tasting of four award-winning Boag’s beers. The Boag’s Beer Lovers Tour, a 90-minute tour, provides a more comprehensive insight into all stages of the brewing and packaging process, followed again by a tasting of Boag's award winning beers, this time accompanied by some of Tasmania's finest cheeses. Or jump into the tasting with James Boag’s Amber Ticket.
  • 1.80 kilometer(s) from Tamar River Cruises, has been family owned and located at Launceston's Home Point since 1996. Our two vessels, Tamar Odyssey and Lady Launceston have shared the unique cruising experience of the Cataract Gorge and Tamar Valley with hundreds of thousands of guests over the past 15 years. Our cruising options have something to suit everybody. They take pride in maintaining our vessels to immacculate standards and selecting experienced, professional and friendly crew. Our catering options for our extended cruises and private functions incorporate renowned Tasmanian fresh produce and our wine selection showcasing some of the Tamar Valleys best.
  • 1.10 kilometer(s) from National Automobile Museum, Come and experience the history, elegance and style of one of Australia's most significant motoring collections. Spanning over one hundred years of style and technical achievement this impressive collection of traditional and contemporary marques is a must see for all those who appreciate history, design, engineering and style. The museum comes alive with four sensational theme displays each year as well as constantly changing exhibits in the main hall and a mezzanine floor packed with motorcycles.
  • 1.60 kilometer(s) from Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Australia's largest regional museum, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) has two key sites a Museum at Inveresk and Art Gallery at Royal Park. The Museum is where you'll find the QVMAG Tasmanian history and natural science collections and the Art Gallery is where you can experience ten galleries, the Guan Di Temple and the ArtSparks! Family Art Space. The QVMAG is proudly owned and operated by the Launceston City Council. Art Gallery at Royal Park 2 Wellington Street LAUNCESTON TAS 7250 (Closest public parking is at Paterson Street West Car Park) Museum at Inveresk 2 Invermay Road LAUNCESTON TAS 7248 QVMAG is open 10:00 a.m. to 4: p.m. daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). Admission free.
  • 7.40 kilometer(s) from Franklin House, in Tasmania, Australia is a historic house that is preserved by Australia's National Trust. It was built of Australian cedar. It is a Georgian style house that was built in 1838 for Britton Jones, a Launceston brewer and innkeeper. It was later a school for boys. The house and gardens are located in Franklin Village, Tasmania, and are available to public tours.
  • 16.10 kilometer(s) from Entally Estate, Entally Estate is one of the finest historic homes in Tasmania. The Estate consists of Entally House and historic buildings including Australia's oldest Conservatory, Chapel, Stables, Carriage House and Farmyard. Set in grand parklike surroundings with magnificent gardens vineyard and historic outbuildings. Only 15 minutes drive from Launceston where you can tour the historic home and gardens, taste wine from the vineyard and enjoy a delightful Devonshire Tea. Want to volunteer? Entally has positions vacant for volunteers - in the House and Grounds - See Contacts Built in 1819 by Thomas Reibey, the eldest son of Mary Reibey. Mary, a former Convict who became one of Australias wealthiest women and obtained the grant of 300 acres of land upon which Thomas was to settle and build the homestead and outbuildings.
  • 17.80 kilometer(s) from Tasmania Zoo, nestled in the foothills of the Tamar Valley, 18 kilometers from the CBD of Launceston, you will find Tasmania Zoo, the largest wildlife park in Tasmania. Tasmania Zoo is situated in 900 acres of private native bushland and is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in Tasmania. We have over 80 species of birds, Tasmanian devils, penguins, crocodiles, wombats, echidna's, kangaroos, quolls, reptiles, monkeys and much more. While holidaying in Tasmania you can experience Tasmanian Devils up close and personal during our feeding and interpretation times every day.
  • 19.20 kilometer(s) from Evandale, Evandale is a Georgian village south of Launceston, best known for its 19th-century buildings and relatively untouched streetscape. What’s special about Evandale? •National Trust classified town. •Host of the National Penny Farthing Championship. If you are passing through during February, be sure to join in the excitement of the Evandale Village Fair and the National Penny Farthing Championships drawing enthusiasts from across Australia and the world. The town also puts on a model rail exhibition each year and there are plenty of antique galleries, craft shops and even a stained-glass workshop to visit. Many of the arts and crafts made in the area are showcased every Sunday at the Evandale Market, with more than 100 stalls of crafts, food and amusements. Look out for the statue of renowned 19thcentury artist John Glover, who lived and died in nearby Deddington. Clarendon House, a Georgian mansion owned by the National Trust, is just beyond the village.
  • 21.00 kilometer(s) from Longford, Longford is the center for the local farming district, south west of Launceston. What’s special about Longford? •Classified historic town. •Known for its convict-built houses. Christ Church is an historic feature in Longford well worth a visit. The church’s bell and clock were gifts from George IV and it is the site of the First Settlers Cemetery. A local arboretum once aspired to represent every tree mentioned in the Bible. Longford still has the bucolic air of a 19th century country village. Three early free-settler estates - Woolmers (1816), Panshangar (1821) and Brickendon (1824) - were developed by the dynastic Archer family, who arrived in 1813 and whose descendants still farm the area today. Farmers were provided with free convict labor and used this to create grand reminders of their English heritage.
  • 30.90 kilometer(s) from Woolmers Estate, Woolmers Estate is a unique and fascinating reflection of colonial life in Tasmania and is one of the most historically significant heritage properties in Australia. Today Woolmers Estate continues to display colonial life in its most genuine shape and gives an accurate depiction of Tasmanian heritage, preserved and maintained in an original and authentic setting. Time stands still at Woolmers Estate, wander around and soak up the essence of 19th century Tasmanian life on a once working farm estate. Explore the many convict built outbuildings that still remain on the property such as, The Wool and Apple Packing Sheds, Coach House and Farm Stables, Blacksmiths and Settlers Cottages accommodation.
  • 47.60 kilometer(s) from Seahorse World, The mystical seahorse has always been a source of immense attraction. However, through fishing and habitat destruction, their numbers globally have dwindled. Seahorse World at Beauty Point, Northern Tasmania, is a unique breeding facility designed to help conserve this creature through reducing the wild catch for aquariums, and to provide an excellent tourism and educational experience.
  • 50.50 kilometer(s) from Georgetown, George Town is Australia’s third oldest settlement after Sydney and Hobart. What’s special about George Town? Rich maritime history. Penguin rookeries. At nearby Low Head you can explore one of the best-preserved examples of an early pilot station, built by convicts in 1805. The pilot station is still in operation today. Also, from Low Head you can take a penguin tour to see the world’s smallest penguins clamber to their nests each night. The Old Watch House Museum is well worth a visit, the former local lockup, it has been restored and also houses an information center and craft shop. ’The Grove’ is another George Town attraction, built around 1829 and originally housing Mathew Friend, the magistrate and port officer.
  • 52.30 kilometer(s) from Bridestowe Lavendar Farm, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, at Nabowla, Tasmania is considered one of the State's most spectacular vistas during flowering in December and January. The 265 acre site is noted for its manicured fields of lavender, beautiful gardens and sophisticated tourist facilities and attracts visitors throughout the year. Stroll through our endless fields, browse for gifts in the visitor Center and dine in the Woodcroft Cafe where you can enjoy our unique, lavender inspired cuisine. Come and learn a little bit more about our very special lavender, hear a wonderful Tasmanian story (over 90 years in the making) and experience the excellence in lavender that only Bridestowe can offer.
  • 56.30 kilometer(s) from Raspberry Farm, Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm was established in 1984 when we planted twelve acres of raspberry canes on a north facing hill on our property, just off the Bass Highway between Elizabethtown and Deloraine. In 1995 we built a cafe featuring stone and timber and large windows overlooking lush green lawns running down to a lake filled with water lilies. The garden features native trees and a herb garden overlooking the raspberry canes in the distance. In summer you can bask in the sun on our deck and picnic tables. In winter sit in front of our open log fire and be tempted by something on the menu or on our daily specials board. The menu caters to all raspberry cravings as well as offering an extensive menu utilizing the very best fresh local produce to create wholesome country style food . The cafe is open 7 days per week all year from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and we sell raspberries and raspberry products from our shop during the raspberry season from mid December to Mother’s Day in May.
  • 64.70 kilometer(s) from Ashgrove Cheese, is Australia’s premier producer of award winning handcrafted cheddar style cheeses. The Ashgrove Cheese range includes traditional cheddar cheese, English county cheeses and a series of uniquely flavoured cheeses including the famous Wild Wasabi cheese. Ashgrove Milk is also available in Tasmania with three varieties: Full cream, non-homogenized and farm light milk. Ashgrove Farm light milk was awarded “Highest Scoring Milk” at the 2012 Dairy Industry Association of Australia Gala Awards Ceremony in Melbourne and Ashgrove Non Homogenised Milk was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2012 Wrest Point Hobart Fine Foods Awards. Ashgrove Milk is permeate free ensuring it has all the natural flavor of farm fresh milk. The Ashgrove Farm Shop is a must see tourist attraction located on the Bass Highway, in Elizabeth Town.
  • 67.00 kilometer(s) from Campbell Town
  • 78.00 kilometer(s) from Ross Village, Ross sits on the banks of the Macquarie River, and is one of Australia's most appealing convict-built stone villages. What’s special about Ross? •Home to Australia’s third oldest bridge. •Cobble-style paths and grand old elm trees line the main street. •Arguably the finest nineteenth century village in Australia Walk down to the Ross Bridge, designed by John Lee Archer, possibly the most beautiful of its kind left in the world. The detail of its 186 carvings by convict stonemasons was deemed of such high quality that it won the men a free pardon. Like other parts of Tasmania's Midlands, the Ross area is famous for its superfine merino wool. Visit the Tasmanian Wool Centre where you will find a Heritage Museum and Wool Exhibition. The main crossroads of the village is amusingly said to represent "Temptation" (Man O'Ross Hotel), "Recreation" (Town Hall), "Salvation" (Catholic Church) and "Damnation" (the jail, which is now a private residence).
  • 91.90 kilometer(s) from Sheffield, concealed in the foothills of majestic Mount Roland is the enterprising town of Sheffield, where history and art merge to create an entire town of murals. What’s special about Sheffield? Close to the international rowing course of Lake Barrington and local vineyards. An ideal base for bushwalking. The town of murals, telling the story of the north-west gateway to the Cradle Mountain area. You can learn about the history of the Kentish district from the murals themselves, or in local museums. Almost 1,000 people live in Sheffield, farming sheep, cattle and emus. There are also many galleries and studios to browse in. At the Working Art Space you can talk with local artists as they work.
  • 103 kilometer(s) from Don River Railway, come along to our site at Don Village on Forth Road, Devonport and see the display of steam and diesel engines and other rolling stock that has played an important part in Tasmania's rail history. Look through our Museum of historical railway artifacts and photos. Enjoy a half hour ride on a genuine vintage train along the old Melrose line to Coles Beach and back, and also take time to inspect our extensive workshop and site display.
  • 105 kilometer(s) from Tasmazia, the world of Tasmazia is a crazy complex located in the wonderfully named town of Promised Land in the heart of Tasmania's beautiful Cradle Mountain and Lakes District. Tasmazia includes eight mazes, featuring The Great Maze, reputedly the world's largest, as well as The Village of Lower Crackpot, a whimsical model village built to 1/5th scale,The Pancake Parlour, a Gift Shop, a Lavender Farm, and ever present views of majestic Mount Roland. For many of us, getting lost when on holiday is something we try to avoid! From an early age, we're programmed to shudder at the thought of Dad driving faster, refusing to ask for directions, while Mum makes pitiful attempts to read a map. However, there are actually some of us who enjoy wandering around aimlessly, barking up dead ends in a bid to find something. For these people the aptly named Tasmazia complex, in the wonderfully named Promised Land, is the stuff of dreams!
  • 155 kilometer(s) from Cradle Mountain, forms the northern end of the Wild Cradle Mt - Lake St Clair National Park, itself a part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain epitomise the feel of a wild landscape, while ancient rainforest and alpine heathlands, buttongrass and stands of colourful deciduous beech provide a range of environments to explore. Icy streams cascading out of rugged mountains, stands of ancient pines mirrored in the still waters of glacial lakes and a wealth of wildlife ensure there is always something to captivate you. The area is one of the most popular natural areas in Tasmania. A visit will reveal why.
  • 175 kilometer(s) from Freycinet National Park, is a peninsula of pink granite mountains, pure white beaches, coastal dunes and dry eucalypt forests on the island's east coast. French explorer Nicolas Baudin named the land mass in 1802 after one of two Freycinet brothers, who were officers on his ship. The highest peak in the Hazard Range is Mt Freycinet at 620 meters (2,034 feet). US magazine outside has named Wineglass Bay one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The park is famous for Wineglass Bay, just one of its white sandy beaches and the pure clear turquoise waters that are perfect for sea kayaking, swimming and scuba diving. The Hazard Range offers climbing, abseiling and mountain walking, and the coastal heathlands have wonderful day walks.
  • 277 kilometer(s) from Gordon River Cruises, take a cruise aboard Lady Jane Franklin II on these majestic Tasmanian waterways – the site of many historic battles for our convict heritage, original settlers and conservationists. Reach out to the ancient temperate rainforests and touch their craggy surfaces that bear witness to hundreds of thousands of years. The highly trained guides who tell stories along the way are available to help you fully enjoy your experience.


  • Snappers Restaurant, on premises, full service, seafood, open for: breakfast, dinner, Australian and seafood cuisine.
  • Tram Bar, on premises, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: dinner, Australian and seafood cuisine.


  • 5.50 kilometer(s) from University of Tasmania, the university campus is on fifty hectares at Newnham, ten minutes from the city center and overlooking the River Tamar. Around 5,000 students attend courses there.
  • 5.50 kilometer(s) from Maritime College, AMC is globally recognized as being a center for excellence. Our multi-million dollar suite of specialist teaching, learning and research facilities are internationally acclaimed and are utilized by government bodies and maritime related businesses world-wide. In addition, our professionally experienced, teaching and research staff have extremely strong industry links. AMC has two main campuses. The Newnham site is in Launceston. Our second campus is at Beauty Point.
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Tafe/Polytechnic, Vocational Education and Training Institute. Two campuses with one in city center and the other 5.50 kilometers away in the suburb of Newnham.
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Launceston College, offers a comprehensive program of subjects in all eight learning areas and in vocational education and training. The college aim is to provide a safe, supportive and friendly learning environment. The college is based in the heart of picturesque Launceston, Tasmania, and has approximately 1400 students who attend classes on campus. The college also has an international student program with students from various countries.
  • 2.20 kilometer(s) from Newstead College, provides education for approximately 700 Year 2011 and 2012 students on either academic or vocational pathways. Our safe supportive college provides a rich learning environment for all students to complete their secondary education and gain the skills needed to meet the goals outlined in their pathway plans. Students are supported to gain either tertiary entrance requirements (ATAR) or vocational certificates alongside the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).

Nearby Cities

  • 100 kilometer(s) from Devonport
  • 148 kilometer(s) from Burnie
  • 193 kilometer(s) from Glenorchy
  • 200 kilometer(s) from Hobart


  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Heritage Walks, one of the best ways to explore and appreciate the beautiful heritage of Launceston is to walk around it! Launceston City Council's 'Launceston Heritage Walks' brochure offers a choice of walks that will take you past some of Launceston's most interesting architecture dating back to early Colonial times, including: Pink Trail - 90 mins return - Rags to Riches
  • 7.20 kilometer(s) from mountain biking, Launceston’s rugged bushland is fast becoming a mountain biking mecca. If you want to take your bike off the beaten track, a number of Forest Reserves offer rugged and challenging trails. In and around Launceston, mountain bike facilities are located at Heritage Forest, Torrens St People’s Park and the Lilydale Recreation Ground and cross country and single-track riding may be enjoyed at Hollybank Forest, Trevallyn Reserve, Youngtown Regional Park and at the Kate Reed Reserve.
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from cycling, Launceston City Council has built and maintains a number of cycle ways throughout the municipality to allow bicyclists to safely navigate the city. There are 35 kilometers of major (sealed) cycle ways throughout Launceston and surrounds. Three minute drive to Information Center or six minute walk.
  • 5.20 kilometer(s) from fishing, Old Mac’s Farm and Fishery is just minutes from the center of Launceston so you can forget about those long hours of driving, this is right on your doorstep! At Old Mac’s Farm and Fishery those who are not so confident with the rod may choose to take some fly fishing lessons at very affordable prices. Lake side barbecue and picnic facilities are available. Old Mac’s Farm and Fishery also has canoe and paddle-boat hire on our picturesque lake.
  • 7.90 kilometer(s) from hang gliding, cable hang gliding is suitable for all ages and abilities. Experience the sensation of hang gliding under controlled conditions as you soar over an eighteen meter cliff to your landing point two hundred meters from the take-off platform. Cable hang gliding offers the exhilaration of a sport normally available to only the most daring of adventure lovers - to everyone. Please allow at least 20 minutes for your experience. Phone: 0419 311 198
  • 1.80 kilometer(s) from Heliadventures, whether you simply want to get away for that much dreamed of fishing trip with a couple of mates, or a romantic escape for two, let Heli-Adventures Tasmania take you there with access to some of Tasmania’s top remote getaway locations.
  • 21.20 kilometer(s) from Treetops Adventures, besides offering the wonderful Australian-first Treetops Adventure, the Hollybank reserve is a popular place for enjoying family outings. Hollybank offers a variety of barbecue and picnic sites from large family groups to intimate quiet sites. You can enjoy a game of cricket, kick a football, relax or have some exercise walking through the many different forest types. (03) 6395 1390
  • 60.50 kilometer(s) from Ben Lomond Skiing, en Lomond Snow Sports - the place to experience a unique fun filled day in the snow at Tasmania's only vehicle accessible alpine resort. Nestled in the heart of the Ben Lomond National Park in Northern Tasmania. On the very scenic drive from Launceston you pass through rain forest and up to the mountain plateau. On a clear day from the top of Jacob's Ladder you can see as far as Flinders Island. phone 03 6390 6185
  • 8.40 kilometer(s) from Trevallyn Dam Jet Skiing, the lake and some of the surrounding land is used as a recreation area. Most facilities are located at Aquatic Point which includes a boat launching ramp, jetty and ski-jump. A walking track connects Aquatic Point to the dam wall and Trevallyn State Recreation Area. The dam wall features a viewing platform, parkland and barbecue facilities. Most areas of the lake are open to boating and fishing with the exception of waters near the dam and penstock intake.
  • 73.50 kilometer(s) from horse riding, in the heart of Cradle Country, Tasmania's most scenic corner and just a short drive to the beautiful Cradle Mountain. It doesn't matter if you're a novice or an advanced horseperson - our horseriding gives you the chance to live it up outdoors in the quintessential Australian experience. The packages are vastly different to "Traditional Trail Riding" experiences. phone 1300 656 069
  • 73.50 kilometer(s) from quad biking, Cradle Country Adventures specializes in providing quality quad bike and four wheel drive experiences at both Cradle Mountain and Kimberley. The unique location on the edge of the famous Cradle Mountain, World Heritage Area allows us to offer an adventure option like no other. Phone 1300 656 069


  • 0.50 kilometer(s) from Brisbane Street Mall, opened in 1975, the Brisbane Street Mall was the first mall to be built in Australia. Community events, rallies, musical dancing events, busking, food stall and promotions can be held in the mall. Major stores include Myer and Harris Scarfe along with many specialty shops.
  • 0.40 kilometer(s) from Quadrant Mall, specialty shops and boutiques along a horse shoe shape mall. Housewares, confectionary, newsagency, cafes, fashion and florist but to name a few that make up the Quadrant mall. An ideal place for a leisurely stroll and admire the water fountain.
  • 1.60 kilometer(s) from Launceston Plaza, includes Kmart, Coles, Video Ezy, Kmart Tire and Auto, Wendy's, news agent, butcher, hair salon and key cutting services.
  • 5.10 kilometer(s) from Centro Meadow Mews, well positioned as the main shopping center of Kings Meadows, providing grocery, postal and banking facilities, together with a strong fashion precinct. The center has excellent parking and is easily accessed from three surrounding roads.


  • 191 kilometer(s) from Hobart International Airport
  • 100 kilometer(s) from Devonport Airport, Redline Coaches has daily runs from Devonport to Launceston. Please refer to www.redline coaches.com.au
  • 0.50 kilometer(s) from Launceston, a four minute walk to local metro bus stops that covers all area of Launceston.
  • 0.50 kilometer(s) from Launceston, Redline coaches transit center 1.2 kilometers from hotel. Redline services all parts of the state, three minute walk.