7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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

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 25th (Mon): stroll around City Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Launceston trip itinerary builder app .

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, Launceston is little chillier than Brisbane - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woolmers Estate
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Woolmers Estate ©
Woolmers Estate
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall, cast your line with a fishing tour, learn about winemaking at Priory Ridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, and finally take in the exciting artwork at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens trip planner.

Drive from Launceston to St Helens in 2.5 hours. In May in St Helens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Outdoors Wildlife 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
Priory Ridge ©
Priory Ridge

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.
On the 28th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Coles Bay Jetty and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Wineglass Bay, get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Coles Bay trip itinerary website .

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno Blowhole
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Wineglass Bay ©
Wineglass Bay

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Sat), explore the activities along Stewarts Bay and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Arthur online holiday maker .

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

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Traveling by car from Port Arthur to Hobart takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moorilla Estate Winery, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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