5 days in Launceston, Coles Bay & Hobart Itinerary

5 days in Launceston, Coles Bay & Hobart Itinerary

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5 days in Launceston, Coles Bay & Hobart Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Sydney

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cradle Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Platypus House and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney to Launceston is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Launceston at 25°C and lows at 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Coles Bay.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain, Platypus House
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Platypus House ©
Platypus House

1
night
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.
You've now added Kate's Berry Farm to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Kate's Berry Farm and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coles Bay road trip website .

Drive from Launceston to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Hobart.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Trails

Side Trip

Kate's Berry Farm
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Kate's Berry Farm ©
Kate's Berry Farm

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sorell Fruit Farm, Wild Ocean Tasmania and Richmond Bridge. On the 19th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Sorell Fruit Farm and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Wild Ocean Tasmania. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington and then take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sorell Fruit Farm, Richmond Bridge, Wild Ocean Tasmania
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Wild Ocean Tasmania ©
Wild Ocean Tasmania
Sorell Fruit Farm ©
Sorell Fruit Farm

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