5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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5 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip planning tool .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in March, you will find days in Hobart are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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 1st (Sun), make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Trails

Side Trip

Bicheno Blowhole
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

1
day
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 2nd (Mon), stroll through City Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Launceston sightseeing planning tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park

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