9 days in Tasmania Itinerary
— 4 nights
Drive to Kettering, Ferry to Bruny, Drive to Bruny Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Bruny, Ferry to Kettering Ferry Terminal, Ferry Rd, Bus to Port Arthur
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Bus to Brooke Street Pier, Fly to Sydney
Sun, Nov 19 - Mon, Nov 27
Hobart — 4 nights
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.You've added Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Long Beach and Tahune Forest AirWalk. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hobart holiday builder tool.
Sydney to Hobart 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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Hobart reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bruny Island.
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Bruny Island — 1 night
Vacations on Bruny Island ensure a chance to spot local wildlife, like penguins, many different birds, and echidnas.The Neck has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for gifts at Bruny Island Providore, trek along Cape Queen Elizabeth, and then identify plant and animal life at The Neck.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruny Island trip planning app.
You can do a combination of car and ferry from Hobart to Bruny Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Bruny Island are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Arthur.
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Highlights from your trip
Port Arthur — 1 night
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.Your day by day itinerary now includes Tasman Island Adventure Cruise, Tasman Arch and Port Arthur Historic Site. On the 24th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site, explore the activities along Waterfall Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tessellated Pavement. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Stewarts Bay, then head outdoors with Tasman Arch, and then head outdoors with Tasman Island Adventure Cruise.
For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Arthur online trip builder.
Getting from Bruny Island to Port Arthur by combination of taxi, ferry, and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. November in Port Arthur sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Coles Bay.
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Coles Bay — 2 nights
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 Freycinet National Park as well as Wineglass Bay Lookout. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Freycinet National Park. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout and then kick back and relax at Wineglass Bay.
To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip planner.
You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Tasmania travel guide
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.