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:  1​h 15​min
2
George Town
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Strahan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Bicheno
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through City Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Launceston reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
Entally House ©
Entally House

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night
George Town

George Town ©
George Town is a large town in north-east Tasmania, on the eastern bank of the mouth of the Tamar River. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Bass & Flinders Centre, and finally visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip maker site .

Drive from Launceston to George Town in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Strahan.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Platypus House, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, The Low Head Lighthouse
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Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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Strahan

Strahan ©
Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head outdoors with Henty Dunes, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, then look for gifts at Wilderness Woodworks, and finally admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strahan trip planner .

You can drive from George Town to Strahan in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bicheno.

Things to do in Strahan

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Henty Dunes ©
Henty Dunes
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill ©
Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan ©
Wilderness Woodworks Strahan

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Bicheno

Bicheno ©
Bicheno is a town on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, 185 km north-east of Hobart on the Tasman Highway, with a population of 853. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Bicheno's Motorcycle Museum & Restoration, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and then identify plant and animal life at East Coast Natureworld.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bicheno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strahan to Bicheno in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Bicheno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Bicheno

Wildlife Parks Museums
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East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

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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 8th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Friendly Beaches and then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Coles Bay using our trip planner.

Coles Bay is very close to Bicheno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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 9th (Tue), make a trip to Remarkable Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Port Arthur trip builder app .

Getting from Coles Bay to Port Arthur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave

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night
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 10th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Mona, then kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hobart road trip app .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Hobart sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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