BOFA’s Preferred Accommodation Provider

Our preferred provider of accommodation in Launceston is Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston.

Enjoy the contemporary style of Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston whilst relaxing in beautiful rooms and suites overlooking the city. Surrounded by notable attractions like City Park – Launceston’s picturesque public gardens, the Tasmanian Design Centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Princess Theatre, Boag’s Brewery and Aurora Stadium, our hotel is the perfect choice for exploring the many splendours of Northern Tasmania.



Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston exclusive offer:*                                       

  • 15% discount off the best available rate
  • two complimentary welcome drinks at the Festival Lounge, plus
  • your complimentary invitation to attend the BOFA Screen Industry Awards function on Saturday 12th November 2016, starting at 5.30pm, to be held in the Festival Lounge, inclusive of complimentary beverages, and a photograph opportunity with Festival Director, Owen Tilbury, and attending film industry personalities.

*Complimentary welcome drinks valid for wine/beer/soft drink, to be redeemed by complimentary voucher at the Festival Lounge any time during the festival, 10-13 November 2016. Screen Industry Awards function attendance by complimentary ticket, includes beverage service during the Awards event only, and photographs with film industry personalities (subject to availability) who are in attendance.


BOFA’s preferred carrier is QantasLink.
For all your travel information, Destination Launceston

Stay close to all the action

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston is an easy ten minute walk from the BOFA festival hub at the Inveresk Precinct, taking in the view of the beautiful North Esk River on the way.

Our preferred car rental company is AutoRent Hertz, a Tasmanian-owned and operated car, truck and camper van rental business which knows and loves Tasmania. Just enter the promotional code BOFA (this isn’t case sensitive by the way) which will offer a 12% discount off their car rates when booked via website AutoRent has been a supporter of BOFA since its inception.


Plan Your Two-Day Trip

Arrival into Launceston
Dinner at Penny Royal Wine Bar & Restaurant
7.15pm Sunset Song (Tramsheds)
BOFA Night Shift: Fletcher Bissett in the Festival Lounge

Breakfast at Launceston’s Harvest Market
10.30am Remembering Sensei, Lighthouse Builders (QVMAG)
2.30pm The Confirmation (Tramsheds)
4.45pm Zach’s Ceremony (Tramsheds)
Dinner at Mudbar
7.00pm Goldstone (Village)
Drink at Red Brick Road Ciderhouse

Explore Launceston’s stunning Cataract Gorge for a breath of fresh air.
Lunch at the BOFA Festival outside hub
2.00pm Long Way North (QVMAG)
Drink and cheese plate in the BOFA Festival Lounge
4.00pm To Skin a Cat (QVMAG)

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Plan Your Three-Day Trip

Arrival into Launceston
Dinner at Larceny
7.30pm Ants on A Shrimp (Annexe)
Drink and cheese plate in the BOFA Festival Lounge

Breakfast at BOFA Festival Hub
10.00am Kedi (Annexe)
Lunch at Levee Food Co
3.30pm Girl Asleep (Tramshed )
7.00pm A War (Annexe )
BOFA Night Shift: Fletcher Bissett in the Festival Lounge

9.30am – 12.00pm Short Film Master-Class (Arch & Design)
Lunch at the BOFA Festival outside hub
3.30pm Hot Project Pitch Session (Arch & Design)
Drink at Saint John Craft Beer

Stroll around Launceston’s beautiful City Park for a breath of fresh air.
Breakfast at the BOFA Festival outside hub
10.15am What Tomorrow Brings (Film and Panel) (Arch & Design)
Drink and cheese plate in the BOFA Festival Lounge
2.30pm Sour Grapes (Tramsheds)
Local live music at The
Royal Oak Hotel
Dinner at the Avenue Restaurant at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Plan Your Four-Day Trip

Arrival into Launceston
Dinner at Pierre’s
Drink at Cinco Passiones Libation Lounge

Breakfast at the Avenue Restaurant at Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
9:00am Shakespeare Live (Annexe)
Drive to Timbre Kitchen for lunch, then on to Goaty Hill Wines
4.00pm Children of the Mountain (Annexe)
Snack at BOFA Festival Hub
7.00pm Red Carpet Screening and After Party: Like Crazy (Village) and party at Mudbar Restaurant (Seaport)

11.00am Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe (Annexe)
Lunch at the BOFA Festival outside hub
5.00pm Baxter and Me (Annexe)
Dinner at Hallams
Stroll back along the boardwalk via Seaport precinct to BOFA Festival Lounge

Breakfast at Launceston’s Harvest Market
12.00noon The Islands and the Whales (Annexe)
4.25pm National Bird (QVMAG)
BOFA Night Shift: Sarah and Luke Triffitt from Paper Souls in the Festival Lounge

Wine tasting and lunch at Josef Chromy Wines Cellar Door Restaurant
4.15pm Weiner (Annexe)

Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston

Things To Do Around Launceston

A Few Blocks Away

1. The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

QVMAG, one of Australia’s finest regional museums, is not only a screening venue for BOFA but where you’ll find the QVMAG Tasmanian history and natural science collections. The Art Gallery has ten galleries, the Guan Di Temple and the ArtSparks! Family Art Space. Don’t miss the Railway Workshops still left as they were when the Precinct downed tools when trains no longer ran in Tasmania.


2. James Boags Brewery

Book a James Boag’s brewery tour, view Boag’s brands, or find out about the history of the world-class Launceston brewery.


3. Tasmanian Wood Design Collection – Design Centre

World class design and unique Tasmanian timbers in the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection – Design Centre, Launceston


4. City Park

This beautiful parkland features mature trees and shrubs, a display of annual flowers, a Japanese Macaque monkey enclosure, the John Hart Conservatory, a duck pond, senses garden, monuments, chess board, historic Albert Hall, barbeque area and a children’s playground.


5. The National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

This collection of cars and motorcycles spans a hundred years of style and technical achievement with its impressive collection of traditional and contemporary marques.


6. Launceston Cataract Gorge & First Basin

Launceston’s own piece of wilderness just 15 minutes walk from the city centre.


Half An Hours Drive Away

7. The Tamar Valley Wine Route

Features more than 20 vineyards offering wine tasting and sales just a short drive away.
Website. Tamar Valley Wine


8. Barnbougle Dunes

Play golf at Barnbougle Dunes Australia’s #1 Public Golf Course and World #7 public access course


9. Tasmanian Zoo

Tasmania Zoo is the perfect local place to see Tasmanian Devils up close


10. National Trust

Explore Australia’s finest historic homes


11. Seahorse World

Discover the secret life of seahorses at Seahorse World


A Few Hours Away

12. MONA

A two hour drive to Hobart takes you to Australia’s most exciting and controversial new museum,
the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)


13. Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake, the start of the 65-kilometre (40-mile) Overland Track through the Central Highlands wilderness, is just three hours drive from Launceston and a great place to see rainforest and majestic mountains


14. Hobart

Hobart, the home of MONA, the controversial world class museum of old and new art, is a scenic 2 hours drive away on good roads. Hobart boasts some of the best colonial architecture in Australia, plus excellent restaurants, markets, museums and world class scenery including Mt Wellington on its doorstep.


15. North Coast

The fertile north-west coast, an hour’s drive away, also has beaches, mountains and fresh produce to tempt the traveller.


For visitor information go to

Launceston Northern Tasmania Tasmania

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