8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: London

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 21st (Mon): stop by Gourlay's Sweet Shop, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at Gorge Scenic Chairlift, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Launceston day trip planning website .

London, UK to Launceston is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Launceston is 10 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect nights in Launceston to be a bit warmer, around 12°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Beauty Point
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World

1
night
Mole Creek

Mole Creek ©
Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, explore the fascinating underground world of Marakoopa Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs, and finally identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mole Creek itinerary planner.

You can drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mole Creek

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves

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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 24th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Waubs Bay Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, then relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, and finally stroll through Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Mole Creek to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Bicheno
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Freycinet Marine Farm ©
Freycinet Marine Farm

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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 25th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kingston Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hobart tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in January, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Kingston Beach, Macquarie Island
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

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