7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

7 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Launceston
— 1 night
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St Helens
— 1 night
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
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Port Arthur
— 1 night
5
Hobart
— 1 night

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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, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Launceston trip app.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. 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) early enough 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

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, kick back and relax at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Shop in the Bush, and finally view the masterpieces at East Coast Art Supplies & Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St Helens route tool.

Getting from Launceston to St Helens by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car 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

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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 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Coles Bay Jetty and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay, walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout, then enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicheno Blowhole.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Coles Bay trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay and then get to know the fascinating history of Port Arthur Historic Site.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Port Arthur travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Coles Bay to Port Arthur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. May in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Stewarts Bay ©
Stewarts Bay

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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): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hobart trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 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

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Moorilla Estate Winery
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site

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