9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 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:  1 h 30 min
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
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.
Kids will enjoy Seven Mile Beach and Kingston Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. David's Cathedral and Runnymede House. Step out of Hobart to go to Kettering and see Raptor Refuge, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Knocklofty Reserve, let the kids burn off some steam at St. David's Park, take a peaceful walk through Myrtle Forest, and admire the masterpieces at Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planner.

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. September in Hobart sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Raptor Refuge
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hazards Beach, then kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

Planning Coles Bay trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Honeymoon Bay
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Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Eureka Farm, view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the St Helens day trip planning app .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Farm, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brickendon Colonial Farm Village and Launceston Tramway Museum. Get outdoors at Lilydale Falls and Coles Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Southern Wild Distillery (in Devonport), Brickendon Estate (in Longford) and Llama Farma (in Elizabeth Town). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Entally House, learn about winemaking at Sharmans Wines, make a trip to Giant Penguin, and stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Launceston tour planner.

Getting from St Helens to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Longford, Devonport, Llama Farma, Giant Penguin
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Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls
Brickendon Estate ©
Brickendon Estate

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