6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: Newcastle

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Hobart: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton) and Derwent Estate (in Granton). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart itinerary maker.

Newcastle to Hobart is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newcastle in March: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

40th Anniversary of the Tasman Bridge Disaster, Richmond Bridge, Derwent Estate, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Derwent Estate ©
Derwent Estate

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): hike along Three Capes Track and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip app.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to St Helens takes 4 hours. In April in St Helens, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll around City Park and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. In April in Launceston, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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James Boag Brewery Experience ©
James Boag Brewery Experience
City Park ©
City Park

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