6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 1st (Sun): stroll through Prince's Square and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planning site .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Launceston to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty and then identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay online visit planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 4th (Wed), trek along Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur vacation planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Trails, #Parks, #Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mona, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Bellerive Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and finally pause for some photo ops at International Wall of Friendship. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Battery Point.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Hobart, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona, Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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