6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  3​h 45​min
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then head off the coast to Macquarie Island, and then stroll through Long Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Richmond trip site .

Sydney to Richmond is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Richmond reach 20°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Hobart, Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Port Arthur trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

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You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
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 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Launceston online attractions planner .

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 October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
City Park ©
City Park

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