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
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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 6th (Sat): shop like a local with Design Centre Tasmania and then stroll through City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Launceston travel route planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Launceston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

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St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by The Shop in the Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St Helens sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
The Shop in the Bush ©
The Shop in the Bush

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Friendly Beaches, and then take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse, and finally walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from St Helens to Coles Bay takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Freycinet, Gala Estate Vineyard
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Coles Bay Jetty ©
Coles Bay Jetty
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Arthur itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tasmanian Devil Unzoo
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Remarkable Cave ©
Remarkable Cave
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo ©
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo

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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.
Attractions like Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Bellerive Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island, examine the collection at Mona, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hobart trip planner .

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Hobart, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Macquarie Island, Bellerive Beach, Museum of Old and New Art
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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