8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Bell & Gong.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Launceston road trip website .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, Launceston is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bell & Gong
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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 30th (Tue), walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then identify plant and animal life at Freycinet National Park, and then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
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.
On the 31st (Wed), browse the exhibits of Port Arthur Historic Site, contemplate the long history of Australian Convict Sites, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cape Raoul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stewarts Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur online travel route builder .

Drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Tessellated Pavement
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul

3
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.
Hobart is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail, and shop like a local with Salamanca Market.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Port Arthur to Hobart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art

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