Launceston for conferences and events

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Bursting with Colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks, Launceston is a delightful riverside city ideal for conferences and events under 1000pax, with all the amenities of a much larger metropolis but walkable, intimate, and friendly.

Did you know – Launceston is the oldest city in Tasmania, with European settlement dating back to 1806.

 

Snapshot of Launceston

Getting There 

  • You can fly directly into Launceston Airport from Sydney (1 hour 45 minutes), Melbourne (1 hour 5 minutes), and Brisbane (2 hours 35 minutes).
  • The airport is just 15km south of Launceston CBD with taxis, rideshare, and shuttle buses (to and from the airport) all available.

 

Highlights of the region

  • Vibrant food and wine scene
  • Historic estates
  • Rich colonial history, museums, and art galleries
  • Picturesque Tamar River and boardwalk
  • Scenic river cruises
  • Hot air balloon rides over the city
  • Cataract Gorge – a natural oasis just a 15-minute walk from the CBD, with charming parks and gardens to walk and hike.
  • Tamar Valley wine region (excellent cool-climate wineries)
  • James Boag Brewery
  • Historic towns of Longford and Evandale are just a 20-minute drive from Launceston
  • Narawntapu National Park- Aboriginal heritage and wildlife.
  • Two of the world’s top golf courses — Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm.
  • Bridestowe Lavender Estate and café, just a 45-minute drive away.
  • A very easy-to-navigate city with most venues and attractions a walkable distance from one another.

 

Venues and Accommodation

Accommodation ranges from colonial cottages, unique reinventions of historic landmarks such as Peppers Silo Hotel and sophisticated city hotels like Sebel Launceston and Peppers Seaport.

Launceston Conference Centre can seat up to 950pax for larger conferences and events. Or for something a little different, historic estates, wineries, museums, and river cruises are good choices for offsite dinners and events.

To see all of your venue options, check out Business Events Tasmania’s interactive map.

 

 

Would you like to know more?

If you are planning a Launceston conference or business event and would like some help, please give us a call on (02) 4861 5973 or contact us here.

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