8 days in Swansea, Hobart & Bruny Island Itinerary

8 days in Swansea, Hobart & Bruny Island Itinerary

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8 days in Swansea, Hobart & Bruny Island Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Swansea
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Bruny Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Cape Tourville Lighthouse and Spiky Bridge will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Wineglass Bay Lookout and Honeymoon Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Swansea: Devil's Corner Cellar Door (in Apslawn) and Freycinet National Park (in Coles Bay). It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Kate's Berry Farm and explore the activities along Coles Bay.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Swansea journey builder tool .

Sydney to Swansea is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get a bit cooler in Swansea: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Coles Bay, Melshell Oyster Shack, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

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.
On the 8th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, and then take a stroll through Sullivans Cove. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and then stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hobart trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Swansea to Hobart in 2 hours. In January in Hobart, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Grandvewe Farm & Cheesery
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Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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Bruny Island

Bruny Island ©
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Bruny Island Premium Wines, and then hike along Fluted Cape Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of South Bruny National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bruny Island trip planner .

Drive from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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South Bruny National Park ©
South Bruny National Park
Cape Bruny Lighthouse ©
Cape Bruny Lighthouse
Bruny Island Premium Wines ©
Bruny Island Premium Wines

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