6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hobart online attractions planner .

Sydney to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Hobart reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): experience rural life at Freycinet Marine Farm and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Gala Estate Vineyard
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 25th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Suncoast Gallery, then do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip website .

Drive from Coles Bay to St Helens in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in St Helens are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Helens to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
National Automobile Museum of Tasmania ©

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