Stay in Launceston from $129

Known as Lonnie to the locals, Launceston is the second-largest city in Tasmania, located in a basin where the North and South Esk rivers meet to form the Tamar River.

Famous for its stock of Victorian, Federation, Edwardian, and Art Deco houses, the city attracts tourists with its natural beauty and the country gourmet lifestyle.

The Mercure Launceston is located in the heart of Launceston and rates are very reasonably priced with one-night stays from $129 and two-night stays from $229. All guests have the option of a late checkout and receive a complimentary bottle of wine.

Explore the Cataract Gorge, which features the world’s longest single-span chairlift or visit the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery for collections of restored artwork.

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Written by Ben