8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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8 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Hobart
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Launceston
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: Newcastle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

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Newcastle to Hobart is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newcastle in May, with highs in Hobart at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co.
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Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

2
nights
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 29th (Wed), trek along Three Capes Track and then get to know the fascinating history of Cape Raoul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): explore the activities along Fortescue Bay, contemplate the long history of Coal Mines Historic Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Tessellated Pavement.

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Traveling by car from Hobart to Port Arthur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Port Arthur, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Eaglehawk Neck, Coal Mines Historic Site
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Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Cape Raoul ©
Cape Raoul
Coal Mines Historic Site ©
Coal Mines Historic Site

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Freycinet National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Melshell Oyster Shack, learn about winemaking at Devil's Corner Cellar Door, then take some stellar pictures from Wineglass Bay Lookout, and finally enjoy the sea views from Cape Tourville Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Port Arthur to Coles Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tourville Lighthouse, Devil's Corner Cellar Door, Melshell Oyster Shack
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Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Devil's Corner Cellar Door ©
Devil's Corner Cellar Door

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Tamar Island Wetlands, do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards, and then look for gifts at Goaty Hill Wines. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Woolmers Estate and then take in the dramatic scenery at Liffey Falls.

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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. In June, daytime highs in Launceston are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Goaty Hill Wines, Holm Oak Vineyards, Woolmers Estate, Liffey Falls
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Tamar Island Wetlands ©
Tamar Island Wetlands
Goaty Hill Wines ©
Goaty Hill Wines
Liffey Falls ©
Liffey Falls

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