8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Wellington

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the views from Richmond Bridge. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hobart road trip planning site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Hobart is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Wellington to Hobart due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Bridge, Kingston Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
On the 23rd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur trip tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Port Arthur can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites 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

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 24th (Wed), do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, then kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coles Bay trip planner .

Drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Craigie Knowe Vineyard
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for gifts at The Shop in the Bush, then admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St Helens using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to St Helens takes 1.5 hours. October in St Helens sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, Halls Falls
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip builder site .

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards

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