12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Launceston
— 2 nights
2
Strahan
— 1 night
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
5
Hobart
— 4 nights

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, thenadmire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and finally walk around City Park.

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

Townsville to Launceston is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Townsville in October, expect Launceston to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Tours
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Launceston to Strahan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
nights
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 22nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, thensee majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Coles Bay online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Strahan to Coles Bay takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, thensee the interesting displays at Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur, and then get outside with Tasman Arch.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Federation Artisan Chocolate - Port Arthur
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

4
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.
Hobart is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hobart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Food Tours
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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