8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tarraleah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate, indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Launceston trip planner.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

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
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 31st (Mon): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Tarraleah.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Gala Estate Vineyard ©
Gala Estate Vineyard

1
night
Tarraleah

Tarraleah ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Tarraleah Power Station Lookout, then take a peaceful walk through Franklin River Nature Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Tarraleah Falls.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tarraleah trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Tarraleah in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Tarraleah

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Franklin River Nature Trail
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Tarraleah Power Station Lookout ©
Tarraleah Power Station Lookout

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tarraleah to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. In January in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, head off the coast to Macquarie Island, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

Discover how to plan a Hobart trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

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

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