12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Port Arthur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Eaglehawk Neck
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

1
day
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, don't miss a visit to Australian Convict Sites, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur itinerary planner.

Hong Kong, China to Port Arthur is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hong Kong to Port Arthur, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Port Arthur. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Opossum Bay Beach as well as Tasman Island Cruises. Head to Salamanca Market and Farm Gate Marketfor some retail therapy. Bring the kids along to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Seven Mile Beach. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take a stroll through North Hobart, admire the local landmark of The Tasman Fountain, and get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Opossum Bay Beach, Seven Mile Beach
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
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.
On the 6th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay attractions website .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
On the 8th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Launceston itinerary site .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Alexandra Suspension Bridge ©
Alexandra Suspension Bridge

3
nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 9th (Thu), get outside with Devil's Kitchen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Fortescue Bay.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Eaglehawk Neck road trip planning app .

You can drive from Launceston to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. In January in Eaglehawk Neck, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

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