11 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

11 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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11 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bridestowe Lavender Estate and Woolmers Estate. Get in touch with nature at Cataract Gorge Reserve and Coles Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Bridport (Barnbougle Dunes & Lost Farm Barnbougle Golf Course) and Pipers Brook Vineyard (in Pipers Brook). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Southern Wild Distillery, take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at James Boag Brewery Experience.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

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. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Launceston to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Devonport, Bridport, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards, Pipers Brook Vineyard
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Cascade Brewery and Constitution Dock. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Raspins Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur), Okines Beach (in Dodges Ferry) and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Old and New Art, stroll through Long Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and wander the streets of North Hobart.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart tour builder app .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Opossum Bay Beach, Bellerive Beach, Puddleduck Vineyard, Roches Beach, Kingston Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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