9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Mona, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, appreciate the history behind Hobart Cenotaph, and kick back and relax at Long Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip app .

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 2nd (Tue), 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.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip planner.

Drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Wineglass Bay Lookout and East Coast Natureworld. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Coles Bay Jetty, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Bay, enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, East Coast Natureworld, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the St Helens trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coles Bay to St Helens by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in St Helens can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Launceston driving holiday planner.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. October in Launceston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally Estate ©
Entally Estate

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