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Car Hire Launceston Airport

Launceston is the second major city in Tasmania and is home to some of the oldest parks and heritage buildings in Australia. Hire a car and take a drive in and around this beautiful city! East Coast Car Rentals offers you an excellent range of vehicles – Compact, Economy Manual or Auto, Metro, Intermediate, Family, Family SUV, 8 Seater and 12 Seater, with very competitive rates. Our office is less than a kilometre away from the Launceston Airport, and we do provide free courtesy shuttle bus to pick you up at the airport. It is easy to get a quote or to make a booking, just use our online form on this page or give us a call now. You pay nothing upfront, when you book with us.w

Launceston Marina

Key Benefits

  • Best Value For Money
  • New or Almost New Vehicles
  • Large Comprehensive Fleet
  • Major Cities & Airport Locations
  • Free Unlimited Kilometres**
  • E-Tags for Easy Toll Payment
  • Roadside Assistance Available
  • Free Airport Pick-ups
  • Great Service
  • Book Now Pay On Pickup
  • Operating Since 1979

Rental Options

  • Baby Seat
  • Booster Seat
  • GPS Navigation
  • Portable DVD Player
  • Additional Driver

Useful Information

Note**: Free unlimited kilometres is applicable to all vehicle types except for the 12-seat minibus.

Launceston Airport Car Rental Office Location

Our Launceston Airport office is located at 129 Evandale Drive, Western Junction TAS 7212, which is less than a kilometre away from the Launceston Airport. Even though our branch location is off airport, it would only take our courtesy shuttle bus about a few minutes to reach our office from the airport. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our friendly reservation team at 1-800-EASTCOAST or +61-7-5555-8900 (International). Please also check out our other branches for your future rentals.

Courtesy Airport Shuttle Bus

Once you have collected your luggage at the airport terminal, please call 1 800 4 PICKUP (1 800 474 258) to arrange for our courtesy shuttle but to pick you up. The bus ride to our office would only take a few minutes. Please refer to our Launceston Airport Terminal Customer Pick Up guide for more information.

Launceston Airport Flights

For flight and terminal information, please visit the official Launceston Airport website.

Launceston – Things To Do

There are many things you can do in Launceston, please find out more about Cataract Gorge Reserve, City Park, The Tamar Valley, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, J. Boag & Son, Tarmar Island Wetlands, Tamar River, Josef Chromy Cellar Door, Franklin House and Aurora Stadium.

Brandon Boots take on Launceston

Photographer and videographer Brandon Boots take on Tasmania. This blog article was written in collaboration with Brandon and takes you through firsthand Brandon’s trip from our Launceston airport location doing a roundtrip to Hobart and back. Here’s part one detailing the first half of his journey beginning in Launceston. To read the second half of Brandon’s road trip visiting locations closer to Hobart visit our Hobart Airport Car Hire page

Day 1 Launceston to St Helens (2 Hours 40 drive)

Our trip begins right as we step off the plane and onto the tarmac, immediately wowed by the scenery, only a short shuttle from the airport we make our way to our car hire Launceston airport. After picking up our Launceston car hire we headed into town to have breakfast at cafe Mondello-great; The cool weather calls for chord shirts and local Tasmania Blundstone, enjoying a hot cup of coffee, and a warm meal before hitting the road to make our way to St. Helens. The first stop of the trip was the very picturesque little Blue Lake only an hour and forty-minute drive from car hire Launceston airport. A great spot to enjoy a snack, stretch your legs, take in the turquoise blue waters, and surrounding Tasmania forests.

Continuing to St Helens the dirt road highways of North-Eastern Tasmania are no match for our  Car Rental Lausnceston as we make our way to the Bay of Fires just down from Binalong Bay, it’s filled with white sandy beaches, fiery orange rocks, and inviting crystal-clear waters. We spent our first night at the bayside Hotel, a budget-friendly, clean, and comfortable place to stay with friendly staff in the heart of the small fishing town St. Helens.

 

 

Day 2 St Helens to Coles Bay (1 hour 31 min drive)

Hitting the road early in our Launceston Car Hire we were heading down to Coles Bay an hour and thirty-two-minute drive filled with amazing coastal views and endless opportunities to pull over to take it all in. On this day the rain had been coming down like no other, so we hid away in the Geographe Restaurant and Espresso Bar to enjoy a coffee, and cozy up next to the warm pizza oven. The weather shortly cleared, and we hiked up what seemed to be a cloudy Wine glass Bay lookout, with a clear view of the bay at the top. The misty and windy conditions added a very majestic feeling to the cliff sides and look out at the top. Rain or shine is a hike you MUST do in Coles Bay.

The hike up to the lookout is an hour round trip and relatively easy but there are plenty of different hiking paths to choose from with different levels of difficulty. Later that day we hopped back in our Launceston Car Rental and drove back to Bicheno, we had heard a rumor that Bicheno at dawn littered with fairy penguins. There are fairy penguin tours that you can go on, but we just headed down to the Bicheno Blowhole sat patiently waiting for them. This must be done in the dark, so bring a headlamp to assist with navigating the rocky terrain, but make sure it’s off once you’re situated waiting for the penguins. Patience is key, we were about to leave and then they started coming, seeing 20-30 of them was one of the highlights of the trip, and best of all it’s free. For dinner we went to the gulch for Fish and chips, the location and atmosphere of the restaurant is an experience on its own, some of the best seafood we have ever had in our life.

Day 3 Coles Bay to Port Arthur (2 Hour 50min drive)

Knowing we had a long drive, we hit the road early but the coastline to start was just too good not to stop and take it in. Feel free to grab a coffee in Swansea and make sure you stop at Kelvedon Beach. One of my favourite roadside stops along the trip, a seashell-filled beach that stretches for miles, with an old stone boat cabin giving Kelvedon a very edge-of-the-earth feeling.

We continued in our car hire Launceston and eventually stopped at The Tessellated Pavement, Devils Kitchen, and Tasman Arch before arriving at port Arthur We paid for general admission ($40) which included a walking tour and cruise through the harbor. If you are a history junky, you’ll love the very informative walking tour.

The brick buildings, dense forest, and grassy hillsides make for a very enjoyable walk through time. We stayed at the Porto Arthur Villas, and for the price, it was easily one of the best stays on the trip. Nested in the hillside not far from the historic site we were able to fire up the BBQ and cook a well-earned dinner after a day full of learning.

All in all, Tasmania exceeded all our expectations from the amazing coastline, seafood, and history on the East Coast to the vibrant city of Hobart, and the wild wilderness, adventure on the West. Tasmania really has a little bit of everything for everyone and is a trip no matter the length would recommend time and time again. A trip of this nature would not be possible without a Launceston Car Hire. #Therestartshere.

Vehicles

Economy Manual Kia Rio 2016

Economy Manual

Kia Rio or similar

  • 4 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 3 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • Petrol
MG Core Hatch economy class vehicle with East Coast Car Rentals

Economy

MG 3 Core Hatchback or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
  • 1.5 litre
Compact Manual Hyundai Accent Sedan

Compact Manual

Hyundai Accent Manual or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Manual
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Compact Car rental - Toyota Corolla Hatch

Compact

Toyota Corolla Hatch or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 4 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Intermediate Toyota Corolla Sedan

Intermediate

Toyota Corolla or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 4 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Full Size Toyota Camry 2019

Full Size

Toyota Camry or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 4 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 2 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Intermediate SUV Hyundai Kona

Intermediate SUV

Hyundai Kona or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 1 Small Bag
  • 1 Large Bag
  • Petrol
Family SUV Mitsubishi Outlander

Family SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • Petrol
Full Size Suv

Full Size Suv

Mitsubishi Pajero or similar

  • 5 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • 2.4 litre
8-seater Minivan Kia Carnival 2018

8 Seater Minivan

Kia Carnival or similar

  • 8 Passengers
  • Automatic
  • 5 Doors
  • 2 Small Bags
  • 3 Large Bags
  • Petrol