6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  5​h
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Adelaide

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mona, enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hobart online trip builder .

Adelaide to Hobart is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In December, Hobart is little chillier than Adelaide - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mona, Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach
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Mona ©
Mona
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Kingston Beach ©
Kingston Beach

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur online road trip planner .

Getting from Hobart to Port Arthur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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 (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay attractions planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
On the 2nd (Wed), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and then explore the galleries of Suncoast Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our St Helens trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. January in St Helens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Helens

#Beaches, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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