9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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9 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Port Arthur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Melbourne

3
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.
When in Hobart, make a side trip to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, approximately 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart online journey planner .

Melbourne to Hobart is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Hobart are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona)

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Remarkable Cave.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Arthur visit planning tool .

You can drive from Hobart to Port Arthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Museums Historic Sites 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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Bicheno Blowhole, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally view the masterpieces at Kings Fine Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coles Bay trip maker website .

Getting from Port Arthur to Coles Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kings Fine Art Gallery, Bicheno Blowhole
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Bicheno Blowhole ©
Bicheno Blowhole

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley, and then stroll around City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of City of Launceston Town Hall, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip website .

Getting from Coles Bay to Launceston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park
A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Pencil Pine Falls and Knyvet Falls, then explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Launceston to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

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