7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, then brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Freycinet Marine Farm and Wineglass Bay Lookout. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Cape Tourville Lighthouse
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 2nd (Wed), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then stroll through Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in St Helens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston itinerary maker app .

You can drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

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