6 days in Tasmania's East Coast Itinerary

6 days in Tasmania's East Coast Itinerary

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6 days in Tasmania's East Coast Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Melbourne


Orford ©
Orford is a village on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia 73 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Three Thumbs Lookout, do a tasting at Darlington Vineyard, and then stroll through Raspins Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Orford online trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne to Orford is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Orford: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Orford

Wineries Outdoors Parks
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Darlington Vineyard ©
Darlington Vineyard
Three Thumbs Lookout ©
Three Thumbs Lookout
Raspins Beach ©
Raspins Beach

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.
Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park, get your game on at Freycinet Paintball & Campground, and get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip site .

Traveling by car from Orford to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Scamander.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Nature

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East Coast Natureworld
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park


Scamander ©
Scamander is a small town at the mouth of the Scamander River between St Helens and St Marys on the north-east coast of Tasmania in Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, stop by Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then take in the pleasant sights at Bay of Fires, and finally get great views at St Helens Point Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, then relax in the rural setting at Pyengana Dairy, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Falls Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Scamander online journey builder .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Scamander in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scamander

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

St Helens, Pyengana, St Marys, Bay of Fires
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Pyengana Dairy ©
Pyengana Dairy
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers