9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
1
Stanley
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Highfield Historic Site, and then identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stanley day trip planner.

Melbourne to Stanley is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in November, with highs in Stanley at 22°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve

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 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, then meet the residents at Seahorse World, then get engrossed in the history at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tamar Island Wetlands, steep yourself in history at Entally Estate, contemplate the long history of Woolmers Estate, then admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House, and finally do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Launceston trip planner .

You can drive from Stanley to Launceston in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Launceston are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Woolmers Estate
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our St Helens day trip planning site .

You can drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. November in St Helens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
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St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Friendly Beaches. Visiting East Coast Natureworld and Freycinet National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole, and learn about winemaking at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Coles Bay driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard, Coles Bay Jetty
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, admire the striking features of Richmond Gaol, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, then steep yourself in history at Salamanca Arts Centre, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Tasmania, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, get great views at Mount Nelson Lookout, then indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, and finally wander the streets of North Hobart.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hobart online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach, Richmond Gaol
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Richmond Gaol ©
Richmond Gaol

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