8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6​h
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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.
On the 1st (Thu), kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach and then steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hobart itinerary planner.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Hobart to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Model Prison.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Model Prison, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

3
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.
Visiting Friendly Beaches and East Coast Natureworld will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Freycinet Marine Farm. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, and make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bicheno, Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

2
nights
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 7th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, examine the collection at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Launceston itinerary planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Launceston, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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