9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  5​h
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Mole Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cataract Gorge Reserve and Lilydale Falls. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delamere Vineyards and Moores Hill Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Launceston: Brickendon Colonial Farm Village (in Longford), Holm Oak Vineyards (in Rowella) and Goaty Hill Wines (in Kayena). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Bay of Fires Winery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip maker site .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Launceston hover around 25°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mole Creek.

Things to do in Launceston

#Wineries, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pipers Brook, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Moores Hill Estate, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Delamere Vineyards ©
Delamere Vineyards
Bay of Fires Winery ©
Bay of Fires Winery

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 26th (Wed): Head underground at Mole Creek Caves, Head underground at King Solomans Caves, then identify plant and animal life at Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Alum Cliffs.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mole Creek trip planning app .

Drive from Launceston to Mole Creek in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Mole Creek

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Alum Cliffs
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Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Mole Creek Caves ©
Mole Creek Caves
King Solomans Caves ©
King Solomans Caves

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Wineglass Bay Lookout. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spring Vale Wines and Ross Female Factory. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Friendly Beaches, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honeymoon Bay, and do a tasting at Milton Vineyard.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay road trip planning site .

You can drive from Mole Creek to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Milton Vineyard, Honeymoon Bay, Ross Female Factory, Spring Vale Wines
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Friendly Beaches ©
Friendly Beaches
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
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.
On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the landmark architecture of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and finally wander the streets of Sullivans Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and 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 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Seven Mile Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Sullivans Cove ©
Sullivans Cove

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