7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Ulverstone
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seven Mile Beach and North Hobart. Step out of Hobart to go to Brighton and see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and browse the different shops at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planning site .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip maker app .

You can drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
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.
On the 30th (Sun), stroll through City Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Launceston sightseeing website .

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. December in Launceston sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
City Park ©
City Park
Franklin House ©
Franklin House

1
night
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. On the 31st (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wings Wildlife Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lillico Beach Conservation Area.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ulverstone are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wings Wildlife Park, Lillico Beach Conservation Area
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park

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