6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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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 1st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Launceston online road trip planner .

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 October, things will get little chillier in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

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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 2nd (Tue): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then admire all the interesting features of Wineglass Bay Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Honeymoon Bay, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, then let little ones run wild at Melshell Oysters, and finally don't miss a visit to Spiky Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Swansea, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Melshell Oysters ©
Melshell Oysters
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then steep yourself in history at Port Arthur Historic Site.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Port Arthur sightseeing planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #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

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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 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Salamanca Market, and then head off the coast to Macquarie Island.

Make your Hobart itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Hobart sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Macquarie Island, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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