8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coles Bay
— 1 day
Drive
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Launceston
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
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Bruny Island
— 1 night
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Drive to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering, Drive to Hobart
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Hobart
— 1 day
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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Salamanca Market, Port Arthur Historic Site, Kelly's Steps, and other attractions. On the 1st (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then visit North Hobart, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Kelly's Steps, then get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart road trip planning app.

Brisbane to Hobart is an approximately 3-hour travel. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, things will get a bit cooler in Hobart: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

1
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hazards Beach, Wineglass Bay Lookout and Wineglass Bay. On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Wineglass Bay, then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Hazards Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Coles Bay online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Coles Bay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay of Fires, Cataract Gorge Reserve, The Tamar Valley, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Launceston day trip planning tool.

Drive from Coles Bay to Launceston in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Bruny Island.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bruny Island

Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cape Bruny Lighthouse as well as The Neck. On the 7th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at The Neck and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Bruny Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bruny Island day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Launceston to Bruny Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Hobart.

Things to do in Bruny Island

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

On the 8th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart route builder tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bruny Island to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

Freycinet travel guide

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Trails · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gift & Specialty Shops
On Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet National Park is a place of wild beauty. Towering pink-hued mountains, known as the Hazards, shadow the landscape, and at their foot are the calm, blue waters of Wineglass Bay. Explore the picturesque Friendly Beaches, dine on an abundance of fresh seafood, and spend the night at one of Australia’s exclusive luxury lodges. Freycinet National Park is roughly 2 1/2 hours drive north from Hobart or two hours drive south from Launceston. If you have time to spare, wind your way here along one of Australia's most dramatic road trips, the Great Eastern Drive.

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