12 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

12 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

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12 days in Hobart & Launceston Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Perth

3
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.
Visiting Tahune Forest AirWalk and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Maritime Museum of Tasmania. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Mona, kick back and relax at Nutgrove Beach, steep yourself in history at Richmond Gaol, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart driving holiday planner.

Perth to Hobart is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Perth to Hobart, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tahune Forest AirWalk, Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Gaol, Kingston Beach, Seven Mile Beach
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as St Columba Waterfall and Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and Deloraine Creative Studios. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Beauty Point (Seahorse World & Platypus House). Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, explore the world behind art at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston travel planning app .

Getting from Hobart to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Launceston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Goaty Hill Wines, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Deloraine Creative Studios, Holm Oak Vineyards
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 26:
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall

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