Experience the history, creativity and unique spirit of Launceston with one of these dreamy Airbnb stays.
Launceston’s rich history and creative spirit are reflected in the variety of unique Airbnb stays around the city. Whether you’d prefer to cosy up in a quaint cottage, base yourself in a sleek inner-city apartment or rest up in a nature retreat— Launceston has a fantastic range of Airbnb’s to suit any style. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the dreamiest Airbnb’s in Launceston that will ensure you have a memorable stay.
1. FLAX at Duck Reach
Best for: Couples seeking a romantic getaway in a historic building surrounded by nature.
FLAX at Duck Reach offers guests the incredible opportunity to stay in a heritage-listed cottage, originally built in 1895 for the workers at the Duck Reach power station. Perched on a cliff overlooking the rushing Elk River, FLAX seems like something out of a fairy tale. Behind the bluestone & brick walls, the antique meets modern. Many original architectural features have been retained, and the quaint interior has been transformed with a modern designer flair.
The fairytale interiors of FLAX at Duck Reach, where the antique meets modern. (Image: FLAX at Duck Reach Airbnb)
Framed by beautiful bushland, you’ll find hiking trails springing from your front doorstep. This peaceful retreat combines history and nature for the ultimate slice of paradise in Cataract Gorge, a stone’s throw from Launceston CBD. If you’re looking for an Airbnb in Launceston that can open the door to unique travel experiences, then FLAX might be for you.
The beautiful blue-stone building of Flax at Duck Reach is framed by bushland. (Image: Flax at Duck Reach Airbnb)
2. Birdhouse Studios
Best for: Couples, solo travellers and architecture aficionados with a penchant for luxury.
Birdhouse studios are two impeccably stylish cabins perched on a hill in West Launceston, just 15 minutes’ walk from the CBD. Birdhouse is the epitome of sleek design, yet offers an interior that’s every bit as cosy as it is chic.
The cosy-yet-chic interiors of Birdhouse Studios. (Image: Birdhouse Studios Airbnb)
Designed with warm wooden hues to match the surrounding Eucalyptus trees, Birdhouse merges nature with modern design. You’ll also get expansive views over the city’s East side— chill out on the balcony with one of the properties’ many architecture books left for design enthusiasts to flip through.
Birdhouse Studios is tucked up high amongst the trees with views of Launceston. (Image: Birdhouse Studios Airbnb)
3. The Store House
Best for: Families, couples, and friends looking for spacious and stylish accommodation.
This townhouse is located in a lovely café precinct, perfect for soaking up Launceston’s lively vibes and heritage architecture. Dressed in modern white with wooden accents and a beautifully designed interior, this townhouse is light, luxurious and airy. There’s also a hot tub to unwind in—the perfect place to enjoy a glass of local Tassie wine if you’ve made an excursion to one of the local wineries.
The Store House exudes light, luxurious and airy vibes. (Image: The Store House Airbnb)
4. Treetop Townhouse
Best for: Families and bush enthusiasts looking for a comfortable and peaceful place to stay.
Wake up among the treetops! This getaway offers fantastic views over verdant canopies and distant frosty mountains—perfect for nature lovers seeking a peaceful retreat away from the city. This Launceston Airbnb is in the beautiful bushland surroundings and a short distance from the CBD as well as Cataract Gorge. Large glass windows encircle the property, allowing for lots of sunshine and exquisite views. Chill out on the deck, or recharge in the cosy interior with a book from the property’s well-stocked library.
True to its name, the Treetop Townhouse offers fantastic views over verdant canopies and distant frosty mountains. (Image: Treetop Townhouse Airbnb)
5. Wahroonga on Bourke
Best for: Couples with a penchant for luxury and modern design.
Combining history and impeccable style, this 1901 Federation home is a charming place to base yourself for a visit to Launceston. You’ll be cosseted in luxury and great design— with phenomenal city views, heated floors and curated local artwork adorning the walls. Although the space oozes opulence, there are plenty of small personal touches to uncover during your stay (like freshly baked bread!) that makes Wahroonga feel like a slice of home. This accommodation spot is one of the highest-rated Airbnb’s in Launceston, and it’s easy to see why!
Wahroonga on Burke exudes casual opulence. (Image: Wahroonga on Burke Airbnb)
6. Inner City Apartment
Best for: Couples or solo travellers looking for a well-appointed, centrally located apartment.
If you’re looking for a stylish and modern apartment in a central location, then this Inner City Apartment is the perfect Launceston base. Conveniently located close to Albert Hall, City Park and the Grand Chancellor, you’ll be in a prime position to catch all of the action and cultural events. You’ll also be a short walk from Harvest Markets, with plenty of museums and things to do a short walk away. Inside the accommodation, you’ll be shrouded by a sleek and stylish design featuring a dark charcoal colour palette.
Admire the sleek and stylish charcoal palette of this inner city apartment. (Image: Inner City Apartment Airbnb)
7. Glebe Cottage
Best for: Couples in search of something luxe – but a bit different.
Glebe Cottage is a tiny-home nestled in Glebe Gardens, a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Launceston CBD. This minimalist house has everything you need, tessellated into comfortable and cosy quarters. The home may be compact, but the surrounding gardens are expansive. You’ll have a view of the award-winning gardens from your window, and full access to wander around with a glass of wine in hand.
This tiny home nestled in Glebe Gardens is the perfect getaway base. (Image: Glebe Cottage Airbnb)
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