Convenience - fly in and out
Traveling to a new destination should be exciting and most of all relaxing. So take the fuss out of hiring a car with our seamless pick up and drop off service. Before you jet-set to Launceston simply make a car booking online and it will be ready for you to zoom off in, as soon as you touch down. Book, fly and drive - that's our motto!
Sick of waiting in queues? No worries, with our Blue Chip membership you can take advantage of our Thrifty Arrive and Drive, where all you have to do is find your name and car bay on the TV screen and head on over to your hire car, sign the condition report you'll find in the front seat and hand it over to the friendly concierge on your way out. Ah, travelling has never been easier.
Relax with the Launceston Airport amentities
Launceston is no longer a sleepy town with few visitors, especially when you consider the airport achieved a record 1.28 million passengers in 2013/14. Yep, as Tasmania's fastest growing airport it's becoming a bustling gateway to Tasmania.
After a long flight, you can kick back and enjoy a coffee at Launceston Airport's Long Bar & Café or Hudsons Coffee. If you prefer some liquid gold you can also relax at the newly opened James Boag Bar that offers Boags Draught and Boags XXX beer on tap or pick up some refreshments, magazines or books at the News Travels store. The great thing about Launceston Airport is the views of the nearby mountains, which really let you know you've arrived in a beautiful natural spot.
Travel tips for visiting Launceston
Picturesque mountain ranges, lush rainforests and quaint towns are waiting for you to explore. Whether you're cruising along the winding roads in a sleek sedan or weaving the historic streets in a baby hatch, you'll be sure to have a sensational time in this peaceful, yet buzzing spot.
While in the area make sure you take the time to stop by the City Park and Cataract Gorge. If you have some spare time, enjoy a breathtaking cruise to Hobart (around 2 hours drive South) or head to Tasmania's famous wine region in the Tamar Valley.
While Tasmania is generally a safe place to visit, if you're planning on bushwalking in the national parks it's important to be aware of snakes (tiger snakes and Copperhead) and keep a good distance if you come across one slithering your way.
For more inspiration head to Thrifty Travel Ideas to get the travel bug stirring and all your travel tips around Tasmania.
Take advantage of Thrifty's partnerships
Did you know you could be rewarded for simply taking a holiday? That's right, with every car you hire in Australia or New Zealand you can earn a juicy 3 velocity points per $1 spent and it gets even better for Silver, Gold and Platinum members earning a points bonus on top of the base points earned.
We've also got a standout relationship with Australia's leading Auto Clubs and offer Club members awesome benefits, such as reduced damage liability or one free baby seat or booster seat for parents travelling with the youngins'.
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