7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hobart online holiday maker .

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. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 24th (Mon), head off the coast to Maria Island National Park, then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement, and then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then trek along Waterfall Bay.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck trip maker .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Eaglehawk Neck takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur trip builder .

Port Arthur is very close to Eaglehawk Neck. In December, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Launceston day trip tool .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Launceston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

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

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