6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 30th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and make a trip to Constitution Dock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart online tour itinerary builder .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berriedale, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

1
night
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 1st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hobart to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Launceston journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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