6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Richmond
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Richmond

Richmond ©
Richmond is a town in Tasmania about 25 km north-east of Hobart, in the Coal River region, between the Midland Highway and Tasman Highway. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): shop like a local with Salamanca Market, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Mona, and then get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Richmond planning website .

Sydney to Richmond is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get slightly colder in Richmond: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Richmond

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hobart, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Salamanca Market ©
Salamanca Market
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

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You can drive from Richmond to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): shop like a local with Waubs Bay Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard, snap pictures at Spiky Bridge, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Waubs Bay Gallery, Melshell Oyster Shack, Gala Estate Vineyard, Spiky Bridge
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty

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night
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 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Entally Estate, identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, and finally view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania
Entally House ©
Entally House

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