8 days in Launceston and North Tasmania, Freycinet & Devonport Itinerary

8 days in Launceston and North Tasmania, Freycinet & Devonport Itinerary

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Launceston
— 2 nights
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Devonport
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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.
Bring the kids along to Cataract Gorge Reserve and The Tamar Valley. Step out of Launceston to go to Beauty Point and see Seahorse World, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around City Park, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, ponder the world of politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and take a stroll through Design Inn.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Seahorse World
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmania Zoo ©
Tasmania Zoo

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Devonport.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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Devonport

Devonport
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Family-friendly places like Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot and Coles Beach will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park (Dove Lake Circuit & Cradle Mountain) and Boat Harbour Beach (in Wynyard). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Bass Strait Maritime Centre, stroll around The Tasmanian Arboretum, and stop by The Emporium.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Devonport holiday planner.

Drive from Coles Bay to Devonport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Devonport, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sheffield, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Boat Harbour Beach
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
Boat Harbour Beach ©
Boat Harbour Beach

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