8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Berriedale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Arthur holiday maker .

Melbourne to Port Arthur is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Arthur: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Berriedale.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tessellated Pavement, Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
night
Berriedale

Berriedale ©
Berriedale is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and then stroll through Seven Mile Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Berriedale trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Berriedale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Berriedale sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Berriedale

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, Richmond Gaol
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Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Gala Estate Vineyard and Waubs Bay Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Go for a jaunt from Coles Bay to Bicheno to see East Coast Natureworld about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip app .

You can drive from Berriedale to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld

2
nights
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 25th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Launceston planning app .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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