9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Stanley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary planning site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Hobart is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Hobart due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland Central, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
North Hobart ©
North Hobart
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Arthur Historic Site. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul, then take in the dramatic natural features at Shipstern Bluff, then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally appreciate the history behind Dog Line. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lime Bay State Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Arthur day trip app .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Beaches Trails Nature

Side Trip

Dog Line
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Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Dog Line ©
Dog Line

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, then stroll through Wineglass Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Milton Vineyard, learn about winemaking at Spring Vale Wines, then do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then learn about winemaking at Craigie Knowe Vineyard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Coles Bay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cranbrook, Freycinet, Milton Vineyard
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Cape Tourville Lighthouse ©
Cape Tourville Lighthouse
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Joe Lyons Cottage, make a trip to Stanley Heritage Walk, explore the galleries of Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stanley trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Coles Bay to Stanley by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Joe Lyons Cottage ©
Joe Lyons Cottage

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Lilydale Falls, look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines, then do a tasting at Moores Hill Estate, then learn about winemaking at Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, and finally do a tasting at Velo Winery & Cellar Door.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Stanley to Launceston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Launceston can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Launceston

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Velo Winery & Cellar Door, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate
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Moores Hill Estate ©
Moores Hill Estate
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door ©
Tamar Ridge Cellar Door
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

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