8 days in Port Arthur, Greater Hobart & Huonville Itinerary

8 days in Port Arthur, Greater Hobart & Huonville Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tasmania travel route planner

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Fly to Hobart, Bus to Port Arthur
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
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Richmond
— 1 night
Drive
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Huonville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Port Arthur

— 1 night
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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Separate Prison, steep yourself in history at Model Prison, then get engrossed in the history at The Parsonage, and finally steep yourself in history at The Police Station.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur road trip planning site.

Melbourne to Port Arthur is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Arthur: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Richmond.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums

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Richmond

— 1 night
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. You've now added Old Hobart Town Model Village to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Old Hobart Town Model Village, stop by The Sensory Tasmania, then get curious at Pooseum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Richmond day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Richmond takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Huonville.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Huonville

— 2 nights
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stop by Woof Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Woods, then admire the sheer force of Arve Falls, and finally hike along Mount Misery Walk. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Opossum Bay Beach, then appreciate the history behind Snug Bushfire Memorial, and then stroll through Pelverata Falls Track.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Huonville trip planning site.

Drive from Richmond to Huonville in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Huonville

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Hobart

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. David's Cathedral and Sullivans Cove. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like North Hobart and Kingston Beach. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Seven Mile Beach in Seven Mile Beach, about 132 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Claremont House, explore the galleries of Henry Jones Design Gallery, kick back and relax at Long Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Cenotaph.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Huonville to Hobart by car takes about an hour. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Greater Hobart travel guide

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Mountains · Art Museums · Shopping