8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 day
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Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eaglehawk Neck
— 1 night
Drive
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Strahan
— 1 night
Drive
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 14th (Sat), walk around City Park, then take a stroll through Design Inn, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Launceston route website.

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, Launceston is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

2
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.
On the 15th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, and then don't miss a visit to Mt Amos Climb.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coles Bay trip simple and quick.

Getting from Launceston to Coles Bay by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Eaglehawk Neck.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Eaglehawk Neck

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, then explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and then see majestic marine mammals with Wild Ocean Tasmania.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eaglehawk Neck attractions planning website.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Eaglehawk Neck in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Eaglehawk Neck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Strahan.

Things to do in Eaglehawk Neck

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Strahan

Combine breathtaking nature and genuine hospitality, wrap it up in small-town scenery, and you get Strahan, Tasmania.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Hogarth Falls, then see the interesting displays at Morrisons Huon Pine Sawmill, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Strahan journey planner.

Traveling by car from Eaglehawk Neck to Strahan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Strahan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Mount Nelson Lookout, and steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Strahan to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Hobart sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tasmania travel guide

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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.