8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Swansea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
George Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ulverstone
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Perth

1
day
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
On the 24th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and then hike along Three Capes Track.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Eaglehawk Neck holiday maker .

Perth to Eaglehawk Neck is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Perth to Eaglehawk Neck, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in January: high temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Coal Mines Historic Site, Three Capes Track
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Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track

1
night
Swansea

Swansea ©
On Tasmania's east coast, Swansea was the third municipality to be established in Australia.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Spiky Beach Conservation Area, let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oysters, then do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, and finally do a tasting at Craigie Knowe Vineyard.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Swansea trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Eaglehawk Neck to Swansea by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Swansea

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Craigie Knowe Vineyard, Devil's Corner Cellar Door
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Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door
Spiky Beach Conservation Area ©
Spiky Beach Conservation Area

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 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, and finally steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Launceston takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Launceston are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longford
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, do a tasting at Iron Pot Bay Vineyard, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then do a tasting at Wines for Joanie, and finally learn about all things military at Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Bass & Flinders Centre, do a tasting at Bay of Fires Winery, then do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, then do a tasting at Loira Vines, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read George Town road trip planning website .

Drive from Launceston to George Town in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ulverstone.

Things to do in George Town

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Sidmouth, Rowella, Bay of Fires Winery, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Goaty Hill Wines
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Holm Oak Vineyards ©
Holm Oak Vineyards
Bass & Flinders Centre ©
Bass & Flinders Centre
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard ©
Iron Pot Bay Vineyard

2
nights
Ulverstone

Ulverstone ©
Ulverstone is a town on the northern coast of Tasmania, Australia on the mouth of the Leven River, on Bass Strait. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wings Wildlife Park, then Head underground at Gunns Plains Caves, and then examine the collection at Don River Railway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Turners Beach Berry Patch, learn about winemaking at Ghost Rock Tasmania, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Leven Canyon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulverstone vacation planner.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ulverstone takes 1.5 hours. In January in Ulverstone, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ulverstone

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Devonport, Gunns Plains, Turners Beach Berry Patch, Ghost Rock Tasmania
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Wings Wildlife Park ©
Wings Wildlife Park
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway

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