8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Launceston
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
End: Melbourne

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.
You'll explore and learn at Port Arthur Historic Site and Richmond Gaol. Step out of the city life by going to The Neck and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock and wander the streets of North Hobart.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning site .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Arthur Historic Site, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Gaol, The Neck
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
The Neck ©
The Neck
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

2
nights
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 21st (Tue), learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard and then explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hazards Beach, then get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then stroll through Wineglass Bay.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay journey builder site .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Hazards Beach ©
Hazards Beach

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yarns Artwork in Silk and Holm Oak Vineyards. Let the collections at Launceston Tramway Museum and George Town Watch House capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Deloraine & Districts Folk Museum (in Deloraine), Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town) and Iron Pot Bay Vineyard (in Rowella). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, stop by The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, and examine the collection at City Park Radio Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Launceston sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. April in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Deloraine, Rowella, Llama Farma, George Town Watch House
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Launceston Tramway Museum ©
Launceston Tramway Museum
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard
Yarns Artwork in Silk ©
Yarns Artwork in Silk

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