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

2
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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania and then stroll through City Park. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley, then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally stroll through Prince's Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston planner .

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

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

1
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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 24th (Thu), kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, stroll through Coles Bay Jetty, and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary app .

You can 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 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

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

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hobart day trip planning tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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