Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania, located where the North Esk, South Esk and Tamar Rivers meets in northern Tasmania. After Hobart, Launceston has the busiest airport in the state, serving over a million passengers a year. For any travellers wanting to visit the northern part of the island, Launceston is the most convenient option if you're flying.
The nearby Tamar Valley is Tasmania's most famous wine and produce region.
The climate is extremely variable with high fluctuations in temperature and wind speed during the average week.
Summer lasts from December to February and has an average maximum temperature at sea level of 21 °C. Winter lasts from June to August with an average maximum temperature at sea level of 12 °C. Still, it can be around 35 °C on some summer days and below zero during some winternights. Although rain is possible in every month, the wintermonths of June to August tend to be somewhat wetter.
Launceston Airport is situated 15 minutes from the centre of town and services over a million passengers annually. The following airlines service it:
Launceston is 2.5 hours drive from Hobart, via the Midlands Highway.
Launceston offers a wide variety of options for eating. Head to George Street in the city for a great choice of restaurants, or to the Seaport down by the river for everything from fish and chips to fine dining.
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Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most reasonably sizable townssuburbs will have at least one post office. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.55. Internationally, it costs $1.40 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.45 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.10 to anywhere else in the world. . It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail.
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