4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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4 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Port Arthur
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Launceston road trip site .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Gourlay's Sweet Shop ©
Gourlay's Sweet Shop

2
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.
On the 26th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Hobart Cenotaph, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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