Rent a car at Launceston Airport with Europcar
Located just fifteen kilometres south of Launceston in northern Tasmania, Launceston Airport is the second busiest airport in the state after Hobart Airport. Situated on the Evandale Main Road, approximately three kilometres from the Midland Highway Junction, this travel hub offers easy access to main navigation routes and is a convenient place from which to start an adventure.
If you want to get your trip to Tasmania off to a great start, pick up a car rental from Europcar Launceston Airport and be on your way in no time.
The Europcar car hire experience at Launceston Airport
Offering a new, safe fleet and with a host of flexible car rental solutions, Europcar Launceston Airport caters to all types of passengers. Our vehicles range from the small and compact Nissan Micra to the spacious Mitsubishi ASX with the Land Rover Discovery Sport being a top choice for off-road adventures. With our elite range also featuring top marques such as Mercedes-Benz, you won’t be short of options when you come to book via our hassle-free, three-step online system.
Whatever you opt for, rest assured that our service is second to none. Our customer representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and will ensure you drive away happy.
Discover Launceston and surroundings by car
A trip to Tasmania won’t disappoint. This picturesque state off Australia’s south coast is a delight for history and nature lovers alike with Launceston being the ideal place to start your onward journey. One of the most-loved attractions in the local area has to be Cataract Gorge where you can hike, swim, eat or take a ride on the world’s longest single span chairlift.
Launceston is also much-loved for its restored Victorian and colonial buildings with heritage walks passing by landmarks such as Customs House, the Batman-Fawkner Inn and the neo-classical Town Hall. The Prince’s Square is also framed with strikingly elegant Georgian buildings with St John's Anglican Church dating back to 1824 being a distinctive landmark.
Other must-see places of interest include City Park which provides the backdrop for a relaxing stroll and the Royal Park home to the Queen Victoria Museum.
If you want to put your hire car to the test and travel more extensively, Tasmania is dotted with unforgettable attractions. While adventurers can head north-east of Launceston to Hollybank Treetops where exploring the forest canopy is the name of the game, hikers can take the two hour trip east to Ben Lomond National Park.
With easy access to four wheels it’s also worth heading south to Tasmania’s capital Hobart which was once a former penal colony where hardened criminals were sentenced to carry out tough labour. Here, you will find the old harbour quarter of Battery Point which was largely erected by convicts, as well as the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery which reveals facts about aboriginal and convict life. Port Arthur – a former penal colony situated on the remote Tasman Peninsula – is now an open air museum and is well-worth a visit.
Driving in Launceston
Driving in Tasmania is relatively straightforward thanks to the network of large open roads. That said, it’s essential to take extra care when exploring a new area – particularly if you venture into rural locations which are not as well signposted as bustling cities.
While Tasmania may seem small compared to its neighbour Australia, it is still 600 miles wide – so be sure to always fill up your tank before heading off on a road trip.
Within the city of Launceston there are many secured car parks as well as on-street metered spaces. Always read the local signage to avoid being charged.