17 days in Launceston & Port Arthur Itinerary

17 days in Launceston & Port Arthur Itinerary

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17 days in Launceston & Port Arthur Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 9 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Beauty Point (Platypus House & Seahorse World), Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena) and Woolmers Estate (in Longford). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and stroll through City Park.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip planner.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in November: highs in Launceston hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Sheffield, Mole Creek Caves, Holm Oak Vineyards, St Columba Waterfall
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 10:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

9
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.
Explore Port Arthur's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Mona (in Berriedale) and Eaglehawk Neck (Waterfall Bay, Devil's Kitchen, & more). Fill the 17th (Sat) with the natural beauty at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur trip planner .

Drive from Launceston to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania, Richmond, Bellerive Beach, Snug Bushfire Memorial
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 19:
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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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