6 days in Launceston & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Launceston & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Launceston & Hobart and South Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): wander the streets of Design Inn. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Launceston trip maker app .

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. Expect slightly colder evenings in Launceston when traveling from Melbourne in August, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery
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Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Tasmanian Copper & Metal Art Gallery ©

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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Cascade Brewery and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Take a break from Hobart with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, about 30 minutes away. On the 31st (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art, contemplate the long history of Richmond Gaol, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hobart online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond, Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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