Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Launceston
West End Beach House and Cabin
801 West End Road, Flinders Island TAS 7255, Australia
A luxury getaway is the perfect way to discover Launceston's buzzing vibe
Launceston was established in 1805, and what started life as an agricultural and trading hub has now flourished into Tasmania’s second most populated city, bursting with activity and fantastic accommodation to choose from. This elegant riverside city is blessed with beautiful parks and gardens, magnificent 19th century buildings, stunning accommodation, and a soft spot for good food and wine.
Launceston's compact centre is best enjoyed on foot, allowing you to linger over historic highlights such as the fountain at Princes Square, bought at the Paris Exhibition in 1858. Get to know Launceston's history with a Heritage Walk. A series of routes have been designed to navigate visitors past some of the city's most impressive sites, including Patterson Barracks, Albert Hall, Macquarie House and the Queen Victoria Museum. Eight kilometres from the city centre, grand old Franklin House, a Georgian mansion built by convicts, is well worth visiting too. Team up your quest for knowledge with a refreshing sip at James Boag's Brewery; guided tours of the brewery are also available.
Dramatic Cataract Gorge sweeps by the town, drawing walkers, explorers and thrill-seekers, and the rejuvenated Seaport is now a vibrant dining quarter. Situated at the confluence of three rivers – the Tamar, North Esk and South Esk – Launceston is also the gateway to the Tamar Valley’s award-winning wineries, surrounding wetlands and nearby villages.
However long you're in town for, make time for a lazy day. On Saturdays this might mean visiting Harvest Market, a favourite with locals who replenish their pantries with locally-roasted coffee beans, organic dairy, artisan baked goods and fresh seasonal produce. Order an on-the-go breakfast from one of the food vans, or take your haul back to your Launceston accommodation to whip up a feast in the kitchen of your stay.
So what will your Launceston stay actually look like? It might be a lovely townhouse in the centre of town, a suite at an award-winning B&B, a home on the fringe of the city or a self-contained apartment. Begin the process of choosing which is for you by taking a peek at our collection of Launceston accommodation, or let your mind wander to other Tasmanian escapes with our state-wide accommodation.