LOCATION & TRANSPORT
Launceston is in Tasmania’s north east. It is the state’s second largest city, after the capital Hobart, with a population of over 85,000 residents.
The city is a vibrant hub for leisure, health, education and commerce. Settled by Europeans in 1806, Launceston is known for its historic architecture. However, the cities greatest claim-to-fame is as Australia’s first city to be lit by hydroelectricity.
Launceston is located 200kms north of Hobart and acts as the major service centre for the north east of Tasmania. It has a busy regional airport which services domestic flights from QantasLink, Jetstar and Virgin.