8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
+3
bus + shuttle + Fly + bus:  10​h
End: Brisbane

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 10th (Sun): stroll through City Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Launceston tour planning website .

Brisbane to Launceston 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. While traveling from Brisbane, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Launceston, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Alum Cliffs, Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 13th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House, get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then stop by Goaty Hill Wines, then do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally revel in the low prices at Lavender House The Perfumery.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Beauty Point trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Beauty Point in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Beauty Point can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Rowella, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Goaty Hill Wines
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Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

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.
Bring the kids along to Wineglass Bay Lookout and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Coles Bay to go to Bicheno and see East Coast Natureworld, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Freycinet National Park. There's more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip website .

Traveling by car from Beauty Point to Coles Bay takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bicheno, Coles Bay Jetty
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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