12 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

12 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

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12 days in Launceston & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Adelaide

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Coles Beach and Cataract Gorge Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Turners Beach Berry Patch (in Turners Beach), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Entally Estate, look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, shop like a local with The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston vacation maker .

Adelaide to Launceston is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Launceston is little chillier than Adelaide - with highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pipers Brook, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Coles Beach
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards

7
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.
Relax by the water at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Franklin River Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Tahune Forest AirWalk (in Geeveston) and Port Arthur Historic Site (in Port Arthur). On the 13th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mona, savor the flavors at Cascade Brewery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and kick back and relax at Opossum Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planning site .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Hobart are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tasmania, Port Arthur Historic Site, Hinsby Beach, Bellerive Beach, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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