5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince's Square. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston day trip website .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Launceston, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
City Park ©
City Park

1
day
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 20th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Battery Point, then admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip maker tool .

Drive from Coles Bay to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

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