Launceston is an historic city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River. It is the second largest city in Tasmania after the state capital Hobart. Settled by Europeans in 1806, Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities and is home to many historic buildings. Like many Australian places, it was named after a town in the United Kingdom—in this case, Launceston, Cornwall. The city has also been home to several firsts such as the first use of anaesthetic in the Southern Hemisphere, the first Australian city to have underground sewers, and the first Australian city to be lit by hydroelectricity. The city enjoys a temperate climate with four distinct seasons.
Airlie On The Square is Launceston’s elegant central city Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a Heritage Queen Style Federation house built for Dr Irvine as his home and surgery in 1915. Sitting adjacent to the historic Launceston Town Hall in Civic Square, it is located right in the heart of Launceston. The original house is now a beautifully restored comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodation within easy walking distance to Sea Port, restaurants, Cataract Gorge, museum, art galleries and all around pubs, cafes and 50 metres from shopping the Brisbane Street Mall.
Stay for a night or a week and experience Tasmania’s best wineries in the stunning Tamar Valley and explore the historic homes in the villages around Launceston. From Launceston’s central location you can enjoy all the delights of Northern Tasmania. It is the most centrally located Bed & Breakfast in Launceston.
Airlie on the Square offers well appointed federation style bedrooms. Catering for one to three guests per room, all rooms have private bathrooms or en-suites. Enjoy the warm, spacious traditional rooms and most have ground floor access.
- Cosy breakfast room
- Tea & coffee provisions
- Small gym
- Some rooms have Civic Square views
- Launceston’s most central bed & breakfast
- Guest sun room for relaxing
The Airie On The Square is in the perfect location to explore the local history and architecture plus the natural surroundings of the region.
Many of the buildings in the City’s central business district (CBD) were constructed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This includes many well preserved Victorian and Georgian buildings (including the Launceston synagogue, a rare example of architecture in Egyptian Revival style) together with its diverse collection of art-deco architecture such as Holyman House and Lucks Corner. In the CBD, the former Star Theatre in Invermay and the former
Launceston General Hospital give the city an unusual period ambiance. Launceston serves as the commercial hub for the north of Tasmania, and like many parts of the state, is becoming a major tourist centre. The Cataract Gorge is Launceston’s largest tourist attraction and is in close proximity to the city. It is home to the longest single span chairlift in the world, stretching 308 metres (1,010 ft) across the gorge. Launceston has many parks throughout the city including City Park, located next to the city centre.