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Launceston is the second biggest city in the the holiday isle, Tasmania. Home to Boags beer and second home to the Hawthorn Hawks, you’ll find yourself having a blast, Tassie style, on your visit. You’ll be glad to find that most car agencies such as: Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar, Budget and Avis are represented in the Launceston area.

Getting Out and About in Launceston

There’s plenty to do in Tassie’s second favourite city. If you’re in the mood for a scare, you could join the Launceston Ghost Tour, where you will petrified by the tales of Launceston’s ghastly history.

Or you could check out the Boag’s Brewery, guaranteed to leave beer lovers satisfied, the tour takes participants through the entire brewing process.Launceston’s not just for beer lovers though, take your hire car out to the Tamar Valley and taste the produce of the beautiful vineyards that stretch out of the city. There is quite a few wineries available, but it’s best to take your car rental out to ensure you can visit them all in a day.

You might also like to drive out to Cataract Gorge, where you can do all manner of activities. Swim the gorge, take the chairlift over the gorge or use the walking tracks that go around the gorge and take in the magnificent views.

If You Want to Go a Little Further…

If you’ve already got a hire car, why not make the drive out to Stanley or Devonport? It’s also possible to make a daytrip out to St Helens, and it would be shame to miss the Scottsdale Lavender farm. There is also skiing opportunities (during the right season) in nearby Ben Lomond National Park, so why not take in more of Tassie on your trip to Launceston?