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About Launceston

Mantra Charles Hotel is ideally placed on Charles Street, within the delectable food and wine hub of Tasmania’s second largest city, Launceston. From the hotel’s prime location, guests can find an abundance of culture and rural charm amongst historic Colonial and Victorian elegance.

Discover historical villages, art galleries, museums and boutiques just a short trip away from the hotel. Sample some of the region’s finest produce and wines in the nearby Tamar Valley, just north of Launceston and explore the Tamar River and wetland area with a river cruise in the majestic Cataract Gorge Reserve. The Bay of Fires is a spectacular coastline full of stunning bays with turquoise waters and is a 2.5 hour drive from the hotel. If you’d like to visit Hobart, it’s only a 2 hour drive away from Launceston, making it an ideal day trip option.

Attractions include:

  • Short walk to Launceston CBD 
  • Queen Victoria Museum
  • Tasmanian Automobile Museum
  • City Park and the monkeys
  • Launceston Sea Port
  • Boag'Princes Brewery  
  • Launceston Aquatic Centre  
  • Aurora Stadium  
  • Ritchies Mill  
  • Tamar River Cruises  
  • Princess Theatre  
  • Franklin House  
  • Tamar Island Wetlands
  • Ritchies Mill  
  • Tamar Ridge Wines
  • Flinders Island (40min flight)
  • Harvest Farmers Market, Cimitiere St (every Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm)
  • Evandale Market, Logan Road, Evandale (every Sunday 8am – 1.30pm)
  • Launceston Parkrun – free to enter, timed 5km run in Inveresk Precinct (every Saturday 9am)
  • Lavender House Perfumery, Rowella
  • Richardson’s Harley Davidson Museum and Café
  • Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm, Elizabeth Town
  • Bay of Fires Wines, Pipers River
  • Guan Di Template

Events not to miss:

  • Launceston Cup – February 
  • Festivale – February 
  • AFL – March 
  • Longford Blessing of the Harvest – March 
  • Agfest Field Days – May 
  • Targa Tasmania – May 
  • Junction Arts Festival – September 
  • BOFA – November 
  • Melbourne to Launceston Yacht Race – December