13 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

13 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

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13 days in Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stop by Bruny Island Honey and then don't miss a visit to The Neck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Bruny Island History Room, get a sense of history and politics at Bruny Island Quarantine Station, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art at The Point Gallery.

Plan trip to Bruny Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sydney to Bruny Island is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in February, with highs in Bruny Island at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Art at The Point Gallery ©
Art at The Point Gallery
The Neck ©
The Neck
Bruny Island Quarantine Station ©
Bruny Island Quarantine Station

1
night
Dover

Dover ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Cygneture Chocolates, then sample the tasty concoctions at Pagan Cider, then identify plant and animal life at Duck Hole Lake Walk, and finally learn about winemaking at St Imre Vineyard.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Bruny Island to Dover in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Dover

Shopping Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cygnet
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Pagan Cider ©
Pagan Cider
Cygneture Chocolates ©
Cygneture Chocolates
St Imre Vineyard ©
St Imre Vineyard

3
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Port Arthur Historic Site and Australian Convict Sites. We've included these beaches for you: Fortescue Bay and Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dover to Port Arthur takes 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Australian Convict Sites ©
Australian Convict Sites
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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.
Appreciate the collections at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Lady Franklin Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Long Beach and Nutgrove Beach. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Kettering to see Raptor Refuge about 40 minutes away. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 19th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart journey website .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Richmond, Raptor Refuge
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

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