Launceston’s streetscape is bursting with elegant Colonial and Victorian architecture and century-old parks. Its vibrant food and wine scene has recently transformed the city. Launceston’s Seaport precinct is the perfect place to enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk and a wide variety of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Art and design also take a front row seat in this charismatic city, as does the beauty of the Cataract Gorge – a natural oasis in the middle of the city. The Gorge is only a 15-minute walk from the city and offers walking and hiking trails, picturesque gardens and stunning views of the natural gorge and cliff grounds.
Not far from Launceston are the gorgeous historic towns of Longford and Evandale, the picturesque Tamar Valley wine regions, some of the best mountain biking in the world and two of the world’s top golf courses, Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm. For those interested in wildlife and Aboriginal heritage visit the Narawntapu National Park
Flights to Launceston leave Melbourne up to twelve times a day with a handful of direct flights also offered from Sydney and Brisbane. Delegates flying in from other departure points are advised to leave plenty of time for connecting flights.
Flights into Launceston Airport are offered by Qantas (Link), Virgin Australia and Jetstar.
Arrival times to Launceston: *times accurate as of December 2019
Getting from the Airport to Launceston CBD:
The airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from the city.
Car parking is available. Visit the Launceston Airport website for further information and current parking rates.
The taxi rank is located outside the terminal building.
Phone: 0437 131 008 for the latest prices, reservations and to make enquiries.
Multiple hire car companies operate from the Launceston terminal.
Other travel options:
Ferry - If having your own transport and a very large luggage allowance appeals, take the Spirit of Tasmania Ferry from Melbourne to Devonport. Departing up to twice a day, the ferry offers a cruise-like experience and well as giving you the advantage of having your own car. Details can be found on their website here. Launceston is a little over an hour's drive from Devonport.
Car - Launceston is a 2.5 hour drive from Hobart. Information on flights to Hobart can be found on the Hobart Airport website.
As a special offer to ANZSOM ASM2020 delegates, Thrifty is offering a 10% discount on their rental cor bookings. Simply use the code BET10 on their website - www.thrifty.com.au - or call 1300 367 227 to make a booking and mention the code. This code will give you 10% off your booking, unlimited Kilometres, and no drop off fees should you wish to explore Tasmania and drop it off at a different location.
The conference venue, Peppers Silo, and Peppers Seaport, located a short distance away, are both offering a 15% discount to ANZSOM ASM2020 delegates - see below for details
Peppers Silo Hotel is a 5-star hotel overlooking nearby Seaport, Royal Park, the Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge.
Designed within the original silos and the new North tower are beautifully appointed modern hotel rooms with all of the modern amenities. Plush interiors are decorated with earthy tones to compliment the surrounds and offer in-room complimentary WiFi, LCD TV with Chromecast and Foxtel channels, mini bar and guest ensuite. Taking in sweeping views over the meandering river, the Gorge River Rooms and Premier Suites boast private balconies where you can soak in Launceston’s natural ambience.
The Peppers Silo Launceston is a 20 minute drive from Launceston Airport and an easy eight minute walk from the town centre.
From the airport taxis are available with rates from $38.00 one way. Alternatively, the Airporter Shuttle meets all arriving flights, rates from $15.00 per person; bookings can be made at the hotel reception for return transfers.
Underground secure car parking is available on site at a rate of $10.00 per night, subject to availability. Complimentary parking is available in the outside hotel car park and surrounding area. Please note rates are subject to change.
In the lively Seaport Precinct, where the North and South Esk Rivers meet, sits Peppers Seaport Hotel. Built on the site of an old dry dock, this stylish and contemporary accommodation boasts spectacular views and is designed in the shape of a ship, giving it a distinct nautical ambience. It is a short walk (8 minutes) to the Peppers Silos Hotel.
To book - *Quote 'ANZSOM' in all correspondence*
Peppers Seaport is delighted to offer delegates discounted rates.