13 days in Launceston, St Helens & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Launceston, St Helens & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
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St Helens
— 4 nights
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Port Arthur
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Hobart
— 3 nights

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Launceston

Launceston ©

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Barnbougle Dunes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course (in Bridport), Loira Vines (in Sidmouth) and Delamere Vineyards (in Pipers Brook). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Entally House, do a tasting at The Pinot Shop, and sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Launceston attractions website.

Perth to Launceston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Launceston. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in March: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Golf · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Golf Course
Barnbougle Dunes
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Historic Site
Entally House
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St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
We've included these beaches for you: Bay of Fires Conservation Area and Wineglass Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Friendly Beaches and Fishing Charters & Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from St Helens: Coles Bay (Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay Lookout), Waubs Bay Gallery (in Bicheno) and Gala Estate Vineyard (in Cranbrook). There's more to do: tee off at Cerise Brook Orchard and Family Golf Course.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the St Helens trip website.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in St Helens are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, and then take an in-depth tour of The Parsonage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Bay State Reserve.

Start your trip to Port Arthur by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from St Helens to Port Arthur by car takes about 4 hours. March in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Water Body
Fortescue Bay
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Hobart

Hobart ©

Tasmania's Capital City

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 in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Mount Wellington. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nutgrove Beach and Long Beach. Step out of Hobart with an excursion to Nonesuch Distillery in Sorell--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hobart road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Mount Wellington
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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