4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Glassblowers.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

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Tasmanian Glassblowers
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens vacation maker .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the activities along Coles Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coles Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Coles Bay ©
Coles Bay

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 14th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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