6 days in Launceston, Swansea & Greater Hobart Itinerary

6 days in Launceston, Swansea & Greater Hobart Itinerary

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6 days in Launceston, Swansea & Greater Hobart Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
You've added Red Brick Road Ciderhouse, National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then sample the tasty concoctions at Red Brick Road Ciderhouse, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Saint John Craft Beer Bar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Launceston day trip tool .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Launceston at 13°C and lows at 1°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Launceston

#Breweries, #Parks, #Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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night
Swansea

Swansea
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip maker website .

You can drive from Launceston to Swansea in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in August, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you're off toHobart.

Things to do in Swansea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
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3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascade Brewery, Food Tours, Richmond Bridge, and other attractions you added. When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Port Arthur Historic Site in Port Arthur, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Hammer and Hand Metal Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart route planner .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Hobart takes 2 hours. August in Hobart sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Richmond Bridge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market

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