9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Town Clock, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, and then stroll through City Park.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder tool .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, Launceston is slightly colder than Melbourne - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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 out of Coles Bay with an excursion to Melshell Oysters in Swansea--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's still lots to do: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orford.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard, Melshell Oysters
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

1
night
Orford

Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Maria Island National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout.

For reviews and other tourist information, read Orford trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Orford in 1.5 hours. September in Orford sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Orford

#Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Orford to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. In September in Hobart, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mona, Port Arthur Historic Site, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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