8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Devonport
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Eaglehawk Neck
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate and then visit a coastal fixture at Mersey Bluff Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Devonport driving holiday planner.

Sydney to Devonport 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. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit cooler in Devonport: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Launceston.

Things to do in Devonport

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Gunns Plains Caves, Mole Creek Caves
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Don River Railway ©
Don River Railway
Gunns Plains Caves ©
Gunns Plains Caves
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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 15th (Sat): pick up some local products at Harvest Launceston, Community Farmers’ Market, contemplate the waterfront views at Tamar River, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls, and then steep yourself in history at Brickendon Colonial Farm Village.

Before you visit Launceston, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Devonport to Launceston takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Holm Oak Vineyards, Liffey Falls
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Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls
Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village ©
Brickendon Colonial Farm Village

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Freycinet National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Tourville Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, do a tasting at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then experience rural life at Melshell Oysters, and finally learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay road trip planner.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Melshell Oysters, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse

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nights
Eaglehawk Neck

Eaglehawk Neck ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): head off the coast to Maria Island National Park and then make a trip to Tessellated Pavement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Tasman National Park, get outside with Tasman Arch, then pause for some photo ops at Dog Line, and finally get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Eaglehawk Neck trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eaglehawk Neck are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Maria Island National Park
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
Tasman Arch ©
Tasman Arch
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

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