9 days in Launceston, Hobart & Huonville Itinerary

9 days in Launceston, Hobart & Huonville Itinerary

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9 days in Launceston, Hobart & Huonville Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h
1
Launceston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Hobart
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Huonville
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at St Columba Falls Reserve and Lilydale Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tamar River and Pyengana Dairy. Get out of town with these interesting Launceston side-trips: Rowella (Iron Pot Bay Vineyard & Holm Oak Vineyards), Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings (in Legerwood) and Alum Cliffs (in Chudleigh). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Marakoopa Cave, admire the sheer force of Liffey Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, and snap pictures at Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Launceston day trip tool .

Melbourne to Launceston is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in December; daily highs in Launceston reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyengana, Rowella, Marakoopa Cave, Liffey Falls, Legerwood Memorial Tree Carvings
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Marakoopa Cave ©
Marakoopa Cave
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Myrtle Forest and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Sandy Bay and Tessellated Pavement. Get out of town with these interesting Hobart side-trips: Cape Raoul (in Port Arthur) and Eaglehawk Neck (Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site & Waterfall Bay). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Sullivans Cove, ponder the world of politics at Treasury Building, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Huonville.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Seven Mile Beach, Kingston Beach, Cape Raoul
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Tessellated Pavement ©
Tessellated Pavement

1
night
Huonville

Huonville ©
Huonville is a town on the Huon River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Misery Walk, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, then identify plant and animal life at Raptor Refuge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Snug Bushfire Memorial.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Huonville trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Hobart to Huonville in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Huonville

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Raptor Refuge, Snug Bushfire Memorial
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Raptor Refuge ©
Raptor Refuge
Mount Misery Walk ©
Mount Misery Walk

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